Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens and Staff


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Feb. 25 , 2005


 

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens and Staff, Adopt a Resolution, and Issue a Proclamation

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 28, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following citizens and staff for their accomplishments, adopt a resolution and issue a proclamation as listed below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Sew, Sew Good to Give
Kindergarten students turn fleece into feelings

The Board of Supervisors will recognize the kindergarten class and the fifth grade class of Chesterbrook Elementary School, McLean, for sewing scarves of brightly colored fleece and felt to distribute to homeless children at the Center for Creative Nonviolence in Washington, D.C. The scarves were distributed to the homeless children during the holiday season.

Research Leads to Discovery
Did you know …

The 2003 - 2004 fourth grade class at Freedom Hill Elementary School, Vienna, will be recognized for their pursuit of analytical research, assembly of information and interest in pursuing the legislative process. During work in their social studies class, the students discovered that Virginia does not have a designated mineral or fruit and pursued their research through their state representative in the General Assembly.

March is Women’s History Month
Women Change America is the theme for 2005

The Board of Supervisors will designate March as Women’s History Month in Fairfax County. Each year Women’s History Month recognizes the role of American women in transforming culture, history and politics through various vocations and avocations. Through the spirit, courage and contributions of American women, vitality, richness and diversity have been made an integral part of life in our nation.

50 Years of Service to the Community
Charitable activities are key

The Springfield-Franconia Host Lions Club will be recognized on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Throughout the existence of the club, members have consistently made the Springfield-Franconia area a better place to live, work, learn and play through annual events, fund raisers and charitable activities that provide valuable assistance to those in need.

Paola and Robert Pizzano to Be Recognized
Out of great loss, thoughtfulness to benefit many

Paola and Robert Pizzano, of Vienna, will be recognized for establishing the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund in honor of their son. The purpose of the fund is to support children with special needs to foster an enjoyment of the water and to learn the necessary safety skills when swimming or being near water. More than 500 school-age children with disabilities in Fairfax County have benefited from the thoughtfulness and generosity of the Pizzanos.

Glencarlyn Road Baptist Church Supports the Community
Active involvement marks the tenure

The Glencarlyn Road Baptist Church, Falls Church, and the Reverend Gregory K. Loewer, pastor, will be recognized for 14 years of hosting the Bailey’s Crossroads Human Services Roundtable, a network of community leaders and representatives from county agencies, nonprofits and ecumenical groups focused on sharing information to better serve the community. Through the leadership and guidance of Loewer, the church also established a drop-in center for the homeless during the winter months, supported business and nonprofit outreach breakfasts, and participated in cleanup campaigns in the community.

 

Note to Editor: A photo and text of each presentation will be posted on the county's Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/presentations.htm on Monday, Feb. 28, and may be downloaded. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next Board meeting with presentations, Monday, March 7.

 

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