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Clifton Town Council Meets Oct. 1

The next meeting of the Clifton Town Council will be Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall. It’s at 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton.

Run Around Lake for Wounded Warriors

The 7th Annual Run Around the Lake—Run for Wounded Warriors will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6. Check-in begins at 7 a.m., run starts at 8 a.m. at the Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station.

Event is sponsored by J. M. Waller Associates, Inc., a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business specializing in environmental, facilities and logistics consulting and management services to federal, state, municipal and commercial clients and Halfaker & Associates, an 8(a), Small Disadvantaged Business, Service Disabled Veteran Owned, Woman Owned Small Business providing a comprehensive suite of services across the areas of homeland security and defense, physical security, program management and information technology.

The sponsors invite everyone to participate in the 7th edition of this annual event to support the Wounded Warrior Project as they run, jog, walk around Burke Lake while helping the Wounded Warrior Project. Race sponsors will cover the costs associated with the run allowing for 100 percent of registration fee and donations to go directly to Wounded Warriors.

The 7th Annual Run Around the Lake will once again be a formally timed event, so it is great for competitive runners but is also an excellent event for those just looking to have a good time.

Last year’s Run Around the Lake raised $25,157 for Wounded Warriors. Projected turnout for the 2013 event is 500-plus people.

For additional information, visit http://www.jmwaller.com/wounded_warriors.asp or contact us at (703) 912-2903 or runforwoundedwarriors@jmwaller.com.

Bark, Wag and Wine Fundraiser

Operation Paws for Homes is holding its first Bark, Wag and Wine fundraiser event on Oct. 5 from 1–5 p.m. to benefit their mission of finding a permanent home for homeless dogs that are rescued from high kill rural shelters. The event will take place at the Paradise Spring Winery in Clifton. Advanced tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children. There will be a silent auction, vendors, food, award winning wine and fun. Silent auction items include 4 Disney hopper tickets, Potomac Riverboat cruises, Shapes Day Spa package, Melting Pot, Chef Geoff and Carmellos dinners for two. Visit the event website for details—www.barkwagwine.org.

OPH rescues dogs of all breeds and ages from high-kill shelters reducing the number of dogs being euthanized. Most of the dogs come from rural shelters in South and North Carolina. OPH provides pet adoption services to families located in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Southern Pennsylvania. OPH is a 501(c)(3) organization and is 100 percent donor funded (OPH receives no funding from federal, state, or county governments). As a result OPH relies on donations and adoption fees to save the dogs in need.

For more info on OPH Rescue go to www.ophrescue.org. Mark your calendar to attend this wonderful fundraiser event!