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Week in Herndon

Local Design Center to Award Straight-A Students

Abbey Design Center will honor three students for earning straight-As (or grading equivalent) on their final report card. All students in grades 1-12 attending Fairfax or Loudoun County Schools are eligible. Students must complete an entry form posted on the Abbey Home Design website during the month of June after receiving their final grades. All entries must be submitted by midnight on June 30, 2013. Three winners will be selected—one each from elementary school, middle school and high school.

Winners can choose their favorite carpet color from a palette of 36 colors for their bedroom, for a space of up to 200 square feet. All carpeting is made in the U.S.A. The prize includes carpet, padding, and tear up and haul away of existing carpeting.

The owner of Abbey Design Center, Shiva Etessam, has awarded this prize to students in the community for 13 consecutive years. Abbey Design Center was founded as Mida, Inc. in 1989 in Sterling. In 1995, it joined the national cooperative, Abbey Carpet & Floor.

www.AbbeyDesignCenter.com.

Yard of the Month Season Underway

Springtime’s rejuvenating spirit is in the air—and the Town of Herndon’s Yard of the Month award season is officially underway.

Yard of the Month is an opportunity to recognize the efforts of town residents whose yards contribute to the beautification of the town and its neighborhoods. Citizens may nominate their own or their neighbors’ yards for the award. Winners receive gift certificates from Meadows Farms and are recognized by the mayor and town council at public meetings.

The criteria for Yard of the Month Award selection includes the following: yards are generally free of trash and clutter; grass, trees, shrubs and plants are well-cared for and aesthetically pleasing; rocks, logs, short fences or other decorative elements are in good condition and neatly placed; and flowers and other vegetation are well-landscaped and make good use of color.

Nominations for the June Yard of the Month Award are due May 15. Nominations are due June 15 for the July award and September 15 for the October award (no awards given in August and September).

Judges for the Yard of the Month Awards program are members of the Town of Herndon’s Cultivating Community committee, a group of citizen volunteers formed to encourage beautification and to enrich the quality of life in the town’s neighborhoods.

Nomination forms for the Yard of the Month Awards are available on the “Cultivating Community” page of the town’s website, herndon-va.gov; see the link on the homepage. Forms are also available at the Herndon Municipal Center and the Herndon Community Center. For more information, call 703/435-6800 ext. 2084 or email information@herndon-va.gov.

“Big Truck Days” in the Town of Herndon

The Town of Herndon’s Department of Public Works hosts its annual “Big Truck Days,” an opportunity for children—and their parents—to see the town’s big trucks and heavy equipment on display. Light refreshments will be served and souvenirs will be provided to children.

Big Truck Days will take place Thursday, May 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Friday, May 3, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Public Works Maintenance Complex, 1479 Sterling Road. The event is free; however, attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations for the needy. Large groups should call ahead.

For more information, contact the Public Works Maintenance Complex at 703-435-6860 or via email at public.works@herndon-va.gov.