Hypothermia Shelter Volunteers
Reston Interfaith seeks volunteers to support the North County Hypothermia Prevention Program again this winter season, Dec. 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008. This program, which safeguards the well-being of one of the most vulnerable populations in our community, depends on groups and individuals to prepare and serve meals, assist in staffing the program and donate wish list items. Detailed information is available by contacting Mandy Guernsey at Volunteer@restoninterfaith.org or 571-323-9565 or by visiting www.restoninterfaith.org.
Veterans Day in Herndon
The Town of Herndon will observe Veterans Day with two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. The American Legion Wayne M. Kidwell, Post 184, will incorporate the two minutes of silence into the town’s annual observance at the Veteran’s Memorial on the Town Green. The Herndon High School Navy Junior ROTC will present the Colors for the ceremony. Retired Navy Commander William Tirrell will be the guest speaker. All are welcomed to attend. The Avenue of Flags will be displayed from dawn to dusk at Chestnut Grove Cemetery. There will be 39 flags displayed from the main gate to the side gate, each flag with a marker identifying the veteran.
Herndon Community Television will be broadcasting interviews with Herndon citizens who have served in the U.S. Military and Town Council members. The program will air Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Nov. 11 at noon and 4 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
For more information on the ceremony call Post Commander David Kirby at 703-481-6189.
The first of three public meetings on the West County High School Boundary Study will be held on Monday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Chantilly High School. A Spanish interpreter will be available at this meeting.
$5,000 to H.E.R.O.E.S. Inc.
The Greater Herndon Lodge #64 of the Fraternal Order of Police donated $5,000 to H.E.R.O.E.S. Inc., an organization that provides assistance to families of fallen police officers and firefighters in the greater Metropolitan Washington area. A Poker Run was held to raise funds for the organization, resulting in the $5,000 donation.
Seminars and Counselings for Homeowners
Herndon Chamber of Commerce and some area banks are sponsoring a week of seminars and private sessions with homeowners who are having problems with their mortgages. The seminars are held twice a day, 6 to 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., at the TPI Group office at 754 Elden Street, Suite 200. The following is the remaining schedule for this week:
* Wednesday, Nov. 7 – TPI Group personnel will offer credit counseling
* Thursday, Nov. 8 – Ivette Reategui of National Realty will present alternatives to foreclosure
TPI Group offices will be open each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for walk-ins to provide mortgage consultation, although appointments are preferred. Some area banks will have people available for one-on-one counseling.
Athletes To Teach Health
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health will hold the first Powerful Girls! Day at Herndon Middle School on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. Samia Akbar, an all-American runner from the Herndon area will join Kerri Strug, former U.S. Olympic gymnast, and local families in presenting the importance of bone health. The event will also feature activities including: rock-climbing wall and sports drills. Admission is free. Herndon Middle School is located at 901 Locust St.