Area Roundups

Area Roundups

Help the Lions Help the Blind

The Clifton Lions Club will hold its annual, White Cane fundraiser this Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, at the Colonnade at Union Mill and University Mall Giant Food stores. Besides cash donations, the Lions will collect used eyeglasses. 

Donations will support the renowned International Lions eyeglass-recycling program, Lions Recycle for Sight. Volunteers collect used eyeglasses that are then cleaned, sorted by prescription strength and packaged. Many then go to people in need in developing countries.

Proceeds also support blind charities such as Leader Dog for the Blind and the Lions’ SightFirst program that provides new glasses to low-income families.

South County Student Wins DECA Competition

Natalie Pasquel, a student at South County High School, won first place at the DECA International Career Development Conference held last week in Anaheim. Pasquel took top honors for her entry in the Entrepreneurship Participating-Franchise category. South County High School is a Fairfax County public school.

The team of Zach Carter and Carter Niehoff of Lake Braddock Secondary School won second place in the Entrepreneurship Innovations Project category, and the team of Dan Dallen and Sam Travis from Marshall High School won second place in the Buying and Merchandising Team category.

Connor Shaffer of South County High School was named the winner of a $1,000 NAPA Scholarship.

Workhouse Arts Center Collects Food Donations

The Workhouse Arts Center has partnered with the Lorton Community Action Center to be a food donation center. Contributions will be accepted during the Workhouse monthly campus wide 2nd Saturday Art Walk. The next 2nd Saturday Art Walk and donation opportunity at the Workhouse is May 11.

LCAC seeks to provide basic necessities and empowerment opportunities to individuals and families in southeast Fairfax County by offering self-sufficiency programs and emergency assistance.

Along with the Workhouse, LCAC partners with several community organizations, religious groups, corporations, individuals and local businesses to fulfill its mission.

Needed food items include breakfast cereal, canned fruit/applesauce, canned soup, canned tuna/chicken, small cans of pasta sauce, brown rice/pasta, peanut butter, jelly, cooking oil and wheat crackers. Jars are not accepted.

Openings in Preschool Classes

The Clifton Presbyterian Church Preschool has openings in all classes for the fall. Schedules and classes have been adjusted for greater flexibility to meet the changing needs of the area. Call with questions or check the website. Pass the word along to any families who may be looking for a

preschool home for their children. Go to or call Gretchen at 703-830-3175 for more info.