Board of Supervisors to Recognizes Gymnastics Team And Issue Proclamations

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March 25, 2004

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Langley High School Gymnastics Team And Issue Proclamations

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, March 29, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the Langley High School Gymnastics team for its accomplishment and issue the following proclamations. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.

Flipping Head Over Heels to Become State Champions
Of Floor Mats and Parallel Bars
The Gymnastics team of Langley High School, McLean, will be recognized for winning the 2004 Virginia AAA championship. Team members include Ashley Crowder, Lisa Faulkner, Katie Higgins, Erin Hottle, Carolyn Marckesano, Diana Sciambi, Taylor Shaw and Megan Shores. Coaches for the team are Lauren John and Jennifer Linciome.

A Blue Ribbon Campaign
Show Support for Protecting Our Children
The Board of Supervisors will proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Fairfax County. Keeping children safe from abuse and protected from neglect are the primary goals of the county's child welfare services. In 2003, Fairfax County's Child Protective Services round-the-clock hotline received more than 31,700 calls from individuals seeking help, guidance and referrals to parenting programs and support services. The Blue Ribbon Campaign, led by the Department of Family Services, endeavors to keep the community aware of how each of us can protect children and of the local resources and partnerships supporting the mission to prevent child abuse and neglect.

International Building Safety Week
To the Greater Good of All
The Board of Supervisors will proclaim the week of April 4 - 10 as International Building Safety Week in Fairfax County. It has long been the responsibility of states and local governments to adopt legislation and enforce laws and ordinances whenever necessary to protect the health, welfare and safety of citizens. Among the most important of the laws and ordinances are those that ensure the public's health and safety in buildings in which people live, work and play. Citizens are urged to recognize the importance of modern construction safety codes and the vital contributions rendered by the individuals promoting building and construction safety (see the recently distributed news release "Northern Virginia Region Celebrates International Building Safety Week" at

Two-Four-Six-Eight, Who Do We Appreciate
Three Cheers for Our Volunteers
The Board of Supervisors will proclaim Thursday, April 22, as Volunteer Recognition Day in Fairfax County. A desire to build a better community motivates thousands of citizens in Fairfax County to volunteer their time and services to the needs of others. Citizens are urged to observe April 22 by connecting with friends, fellow employees, relatives and with faith-based, school and civic groups to celebrate and promote volunteerism.

Public Health Week is April 5 - 11
In Addition to Washing Our Hands
The Board of Supervisors will proclaim the week of April 5 - 11 as Public Health Week in Fairfax County. Included in services provided by the Health Department for all residents in the county are: preparations to respond to public health emergencies such as bioterrorism and natural disasters; immunization and hand washing campaigns to prevent infectious disease and food-borne illness; dedication to providing access to affordable preventive health care; and efforts to protect water resources and educate homeowners about proper maintenance of private wells and septic tanks. In addition, all residents are urged to make sure their family's immunizations are current and that they handle food properly and maintain environmentally healthy homes and properties.

April is Immunization Month
Make Sure Your Family is Current
The Board of Supervisors will proclaim the month of April as Immunization Month in Fairfax County. The county has engaged in a major public health effort aimed at further increasing the completion rate of the primary childhood immunization series for two-year-olds. Of two-year-olds in Fairfax County, 15 percent are not fully immunized against potentially fatal childhood diseases. All residents are urged to take the initiative during the month of April to increase their knowledge of the importance of timely and complete childhood immunizations.

Fair Housing Month in Fairfax County
Of Great Value for All
The Board of Supervisors will proclaim April as Fair Housing Month in Fairfax County. April 11, 2004, marks the 36th anniversary of the enactment of the Federal Fair Housing Act. The month of April is celebrated throughout the nation as Fair Housing Month to recognize the value of equal housing opportunity for all persons.

April is Donate Life Month
If Ever There Was a Need
The Board of Supervisors will proclaim April as Donate Life Month in Fairfax County. More than 80,000 individuals in the United States are currently on a waiting list to receive an organ transplant. More than 300 of those on the waiting list are Fairfax County residents. Virginia's online organ donor registry at provides an easy and secure method for Virginians to record their wishes to be organ, tissue or eye donors. Citizens are urged to educate themselves in regard to this critical need and follow through by becoming donors through or by participating in living donor programs.



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