Take an Active Role in Your Community, Join Me in Becoming a Friend of the Annual Braddock Nights Concert Series
Since I came into office almost two years ago, I have made increasing
citizen involvement my number one priority and believe strongly that we
all have something to offer. Judging by the success of several Leadership
Institutes and Neighborhood Colleges, I would say community engagement is
just as important to you as well.
I have another opportunity for you to get involved and make Braddock District better for all of us. I invite all of you to join me in becoming a member of the Friends of Braddock Nights. By doing so, you will show your support for this popular summer performing arts series, held weekly from June through August at Royal Lake Park, Lake Accotink Park and Ossian Hall Park.
Braddock Nights brings free concerts to our community all summer long through a partnership between my office and the Fairfax County Park Authority. The program receives no funding support from Fairfax County. In the past, performances had been funded primarily through corporate grants, however a decrease in sponsorships prompts an appeal for general support.
This year’s program of free performances continues its great tradition of family-oriented, quality entertainment. I have personally committed to being a Friend of Braddock Nights by sending in my $50 contribution and encourage each of you to do the same. All donations, payable to the Fairfax County Park Foundation, are tax deductible and are dedicated to underwriting the cost of performer fees and support services.
So, please help me and let’s keep the lights on for this wonderful community event by filling out the **membership form you see below** and mailing it to the Braddock Office at 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA 22015.
I thank you in advance, and hope to see you this summer during our Braddock Nights Concert Season at any one of our three nationally recognized gold-medal award winning parks.
** The membership form is available on page two of the PDF version of the Braddock Beacon, and a complete schedule of this summer's Braddock Nights performances can be found on page 10 of the PDF version of the Braddock Beacon. Both can be found by following this link: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/braddock/pdfs/newsletters/the_braddock_beacon-mar11.pdf