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Gayle and Bonnie Bailey of The Bailey Team, RE/MAX Preferred Properties, presented a check to Capt. George Sisson, Station Commander, West Centreville Fire Station #38 last week. The Baileys had pledged $100 at settlement for every house bought or sold through them from mid-September until the end of 2002. The donation is made to the respective firehouses where the properties are located in memory of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, and out of a heartfelt respect, admiration and appreciation for the bravery of firefighters everywhere. The property sold by The Bailey Team is located on Winterfield Court in Sully Station II. West Centreville Station 38 services Sully II.

Long & Foster, Real Estate announces the top local sales associates for the month of September:

* Centreville: Pat Lawless, manager of the Centreville Long & Foster office, announced Denise Kempton as the top producer and the top lister with a sales volume of $3,013,200; Rajiv Vashist as the top seller; and Tim Horinko as the agent with the most new listings.

* Clifton: Dale Gabardy, manager of the Clifton Long & Foster office, announced Debbie Besley as the top producer and the top seller with a sales volume of $1,003,000; and Charlotte Whitney as the top lister and the agent with the most new listings.

* Fairfax: Frank Lee, manager of the Fairfax Long & Foster office, announced Debbie Dogrul as the top producer, top lister, top seller and the agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $4,691,888.

* Fair Oaks: Val August, manager of the Fair Oaks Long & Foster office, announced Ron Rush, CRS as top producer, top lister, top seller and the agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $12,390,244.

Prudential Carruthers Realtors of Fairfax announced the top agents for the month of October: Top Listing Agent — Jim Gaskill; Top Sales Agent — Jim Gaskill; and Top Producer for settled transactions — Karen Zavinsky. Jim Gaskill and Karen Zavinsky also received the Million in a Month Award for October.

Century 21 New Millennium of Centreville is conducting a coat drive for needy people in the community. Beginning Friday, Nov. 1, drop off your new or used coats in good condition to the office, located at 5109 Westfields Blvd., Centreville. New hats and gloves would also be appreciated.

Long & Foster's Centreville office will serve as a proud sponsor of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves' annual Toys for Tots campaign between now and Dec. 16. Long & Foster, as directed by the U.S. Marine Corps, asks that donated toys be new and unwrapped. Toys may be dropped off at the Long & Foster office at 14260-C Centreville Square, Centreville, seven days a week until Dec. 16.

Once the toys are collected and presented to the Marines, they are distributed through churches and social welfare agencies to the neediest children throughout the community. The Toys for Toys campaign, started by the Marines in 1947, in an annual toy collecting drive that now reaches across 388 communities throughout 50 states.

Last year's national Toys for Tots campaign raised 13.2 million toys benefiting nearly 6 million needy children. Long & Foster collected more than 30,000 new toys throughout the company last year, which were transported to Marine Corps headquarters in time for Christmas. For information on this year's Toys for Tots campaign, call or stop by Long & Foster's Centreville office, 703-631-3200.

Long & Foster Real Estate announces that its $125,000 Scholarship Program will end its search for well-rounded graduating high school seniors entering an accredited four-year college or university on March 3, 2003.  All applications must be received by the deadline date of March 3, in order for the selection committee, comprised of local members of academia, to select the final scholarship winners by Spring 2003.

The Long & Foster Scholarship Program will award $1,000 to each of 125 worthy recipients throughout the five-state region for the 2003-2004 academic year.  The monetary scholarship award will be made payable directly to the college or university in the student's name. Once the winners have been selected, the scholarships will be awarded beginning May 1, 2003.

Applications for the Long & Foster Scholarship Program can be obtained from any of Long & Foster's 200 residential sales offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, from high school guidance counselors, via Long & Foster's Web site at www.longandfoster.com/scholarship or by calling 1-703-359-1750.

A hard copy of the application and the required attachments must be mailed to Long & Foster Corporate Headquarters by March 3, 2003, at the following address: Long & Foster Scholarship Program, c/o Corporate Marketing Department, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., 11351 Random Hills Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-6082, Attn:  Colleen Park.

Virginia REALTORS has launched a new Web site at www.VARealtor.com. It provides information for brokers, agents, specialty practitioners, association leaders and local Realtor associations. There is also a marketplace area for links to home buying- or selling-related services, and a news area with statistics on home sales for the state. The site includes information for foreign-language-speaking Realtors, properties for sale and rent, a directory of Realtors and commercial property information.