In the run-up to Memorial Day and the official start of swimming pool season for many neighborhoods, we sometimes lose track of other annual springtime events where we say “thank you” to those who make a difference in our community. Here are some that didn’t make the “other paper.”
Linda Rogers-Kingsbury is Fairfax County’s Foster Parent of the Year, and was honored at the “Work of Heart” Regional Foster Parent Appreciation Gala in Washington on May 17. Each year, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments partners with the Freddie Mac Foundation and local jurisdictions to salute foster parents from eight local jurisdictions at a dinner and dance. Supervisors Linda Smyth (D-Providence) and Jeff McKay (D-Lee) joined me in presenting the Foster Parent of the Year award to Mrs. Rogers-Kingsbury, who has parented 35 children altogether, opening her heart and home to children when they needed love and understanding most. For more information about foster parenting, log on to www.mwcog.org, or call Fairfax County Foster Care and Adoption at 703/324-7639.
Each year, the Annandale Chamber of Commerce celebrates the Annandale community with an awards banquet for outstanding volunteers. At
There is still time to “adopt-a-spot” at Woodrow Wilson Library, 6101 Knoll-wood Drive in Bailey’s Crossroads. The Friends of Woodrow Wilson Library invite you to apply for the challenge of keeping a specific site on library grounds litter and weed-free. There are 11 locations for adoption, including the azalea beds, a shade garden, the parking islands, and the Andrea Ley garden in the parking lot, dedicated to a lovely young community volunteer who died tragically a few years ago. The Friends will assist with trash bags, watering cans, and materials needed to take care of your “spot.” A little extra care and a few minutes of time is all it takes to keep this well-known and beloved community facility in shape. For more information, call 703/820-8774.