Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Memorial Day Observance at Chestnut Grove.

The Wayne M. Kidwell American Legion Post 184, in cooperation with the Town of Herndon, will be holding their Annual Memorial Day Observance at the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, 831 Dranesville Road, Herndon on Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m. This year’s program will feature the Herndon Naval Junior ROTC Color Guard and Dr. Duane Young, Maj. US Army (Ret.) as this year's guest speaker. The Avenue of Flags will be displayed from morning to dusk at the Chestnut Grove Cemetery. The Avenue of Flags now consists of 57 veteran casket flags displayed from the main gate to the side gate. Each flag has a marker identifying the veteran. This display can be viewed on foot or from a car. For more information regarding the ceremony, call Post Commander David Kirby at 703-481-6189.

Town of Herndon Holiday Schedule

Town of Herndon government offices and services will be impacted by the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27, as follows:

Town offices—closed Monday, May 27.

Refuse collection—refuse will not be collected. Refuse normally collected on Monday will be collected Tuesday, May 28.

Herndon Community Center: Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. No classes will be held.

Herndon Centennial Golf Course: Open 6 a.m.-dark.

Memorial Day observance: Chestnut Grove Cemetery, 10 a.m. Avenue of Flags, Herndon Naval Junior ROTC Color Guard. Guest speaker: Dr. Duane Young, Maj. US Army (Ret.). For more information, call 703-481-1200.

2013 Herndon Festival Set for May 30-June 2

The 33rd annual Herndon Festival, a community-wide celebration that has earned national recognition as a premier event for families, will be held May 30-June 2, in and around Herndon’s Municipal Center complex and historic Town Hall Square. The 2013 Herndon Festival title sponsor is Volkswagen. You can learn more about event details and the entertainment schedule by visiting www.Herndonfestival.net.

The four-day festival, which is produced by the Town of Herndon’s Parks and Recreation Department with assistance from area civic organizations and businesses, will feature entertainment on three stages, a carnival, fireworks, a Kid’s Alley with children’s hands-on art area, arts & crafts show, business expo, 10K/5K races and fitness expo, and an eclectic variety of top-quality food vendors. The Herndon Festival is free and open to the public, although there is a charge for some activities.

Entertainment Headliners:

*Thursday—LONGREEF; Bo Jankans; Trio Caliente & Friends

*Friday—Midnight Movers; Pan Fried Steel; Caravan of Thieves

*Saturday—Marrakesh Express ~ A Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Experience; The Hunts

*Sunday—Atlanta Rhythm Section

You can follow the Herndon Festival on facebook.com/herndonfest and twitter@herndonfestival. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 703-787-7300 or visit www.herndonfestival.net.

Delegate Rust Receives ‘A+’ Rating

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce recognized Del. Tom Rust (R-86) at their annual Legislative Awards Recognition Dinner for his support on initiatives that have helped move Virginia forward. Rust received an “A+” rating for supporting pro-business legislation during the 2013 General Assembly session. Delegate Rust said, “During the past several years, the General Assembly has focused on strengthening Virginia’s economy and creating jobs. Virginia’s unemployment is now at 5.3 percent, the lowest unemployment rate east of the Mississippi River, and this is a result of our efforts to increase job growth and promote Virginia businesses.” Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, said, “The Legislative Report Card allows us to recognize and honor legislators who uphold free market principles and support the interests of the business community.” The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the commonwealth’s largest business advocacy organization with more than 13,000 members.

Are You Missing Money?

On Saturday, June 1, Del. Tom Rust (R-86) is teaming up with the Virginia Department of Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Program to help find and return money, stocks, bonds, dividends and tangible property to rightful owners. Representatives from the Virginia Department of the Treasury will be in Delegate Rust’s booth, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be featured in the business exposition section of the Herndon Festival, located on historic Pine Street.

“I was surprised to learn that one in four Virginians has unclaimed property, and I hope by providing this service, we are able to unite residents with their unclaimed property,” commented Delegate Rust.

The Unclaimed Property Program’s website can be found at www.vaMoneySearch.org and is available 24 hours a day. If you would like to learn more about unclaimed property in Virginia, please contact Del. Rust’s district office at 703-437-9400 or e-mail him at TRust@tomrust.org.