News to Use Podcast Transcript: Sept. 8, 2010
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for Sept. 8, 2010. Coming up, learn about volunteering for a financial simulation for young people, nominations for the Lawrence Fowler Award, a successful “Fill the Boot” fundraiser for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and the upcoming personal property tax deadline. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
Financial simulation volunteers are needed on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., at South Lakes High School for the Pathways 2 Independence: a young adult financial fair. Volunteers attend a short training and then conduct a Reality Store, a hands-on financial simulation where youth choose careers and make decisions about their budgets and lifestyles. You do not have to have a career in finance to volunteer, but some financial savvy is a great asset. To volunteer and for more information, call 703-324-5353.
The fifth annual Lawrence Fowler award nominations are open until Oct. 1. The award is for distinguished service by a member of a Fairfax County board, authority or commission, or BAC. Nominees must have served on a BAC for at least 10 years, which can include a combination of consecutive service on more than one BAC. The nomination form is online. For additional information, contact Clerk to the Board of Supervisors Nancy Vehrs at 703-324-3151.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department firefighters handily exceeded their goal for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the "Fill the Boot" campaign over the Labor Day weekend. Firefighters, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2068 and Department of Public Safety Communications personnel collected more than $561,000, taking in more donations than any fire service organization in the country, surpassing the Houston Fire Department, last year's top collector. All money will go to help support MDA services and research programs in the Washington, D.C. region, including outpatient clinics, Children's National Medical Center, Georgetown University Hospital and the MDA camp in Leonardtown, Md. Firefighters and the fire service have a 56-year partnership with MDA, and have donated more than $425 million over the years.
And finally this reminder... Fairfax County personal property taxes are due Oct. 5. Residents can take advantage of several payment options online, or by mail, at certain banks or at Global Express locations throughout the county. More information is online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta.
That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for continuous news updates, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news. You may also call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia, government.