Supervisor Smyth to Host 2006 Providence District VolunteerFest


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

Oct. 17, 2006

Supervisor Smyth to Host
2006 Providence District VolunteerFest

Providence District Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth will host the 2006 Providence District VolunteerFest, kicking off on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Events include a health fair, a history review by Smyth and a festival.

The weeklong celebration of volunteerism in the Providence District will include events sponsored by local businesses, communities and nonprofits. Activities will end on Saturday, Oct. 28, throughout the Providence District. The events and sponsors include:

  • Food Drive - Smyth and Food for Others
  • Book Sale - Friends of Oakton Library
  • Mini Golf - Greater Merrifield Business Association, Fairfax County Police Department and Fairfax County Park Authority
  • Park Projects - Fairfax County Park Authority
  • Nottoway Park - Friends of Nottoway Park
  • Children’s Winter Clothing Collection - Fairfax County Public Schools, Providence District School Board Member Phil Niedzielski-Eichner and supervisors’ office
  • Horse Demonstration - Fairfax4Horses
  • Adopt a Soldier - James Lee Community Center
  • Event Promotions - Providence Players and Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs

For detailed information on the Providence District VolunteerFest events, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/providence/projects/vol_2006.htm, call the Providence District Office at 703-560-6946, TTY 711, or e-mail provdist@fairfaxcounty.gov.

The Providence District’s events are a part of the countywide VolunteerFest. Volunteer Fairfax will host a series of countywide VolunteerFest events, culminating on Saturday, Oct. 28. Hundreds of volunteers will contribute their time and energy to help 45 area nonprofits complete 57 projects on this countywide day of service, held in conjunction with national “Make a Difference Day.” Volunteers can choose from a variety of projects, such as building an outdoor classroom; assembling care packages for soldiers in Iraq; preparing sleeping bags and blankets for the homeless to use this winter; and painting an emergency shelter for teens. For more information, visit www.volunteerfairfax.org.

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