Area Roundups

Area Roundups

Entrants Sought for Anti-Alcohol Awards

A Vienna-based, alcohol-education group wants to honor local, high school groups for their efforts in fighting underage drinking. To recognize high-school students for “doing the right thing,” the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) will present its 2014 GEICO Student Awards at a May 16 ceremony in Washington, D.C., and is accepting applications for the honors through Monday, April 28, at Entry is free.

The GEICO Student Awards, now in their 22nd year, are presented each year to high-school student groups promoting alcohol and drug-free lifestyles to their peers. The awards, including cash prizes up to $ 1,000, are judged by a panel of area substance-abuse prevention professionals including representatives from local traffic safety organizations and prevention coalitions.

Student groups are judged on their leadership, effectiveness, innovation and involvement of both the student body and community in their efforts to prevent underage drinking. The winners will receive plaques and monetary awards.

Founded in 1982, WRAP is an award-winning, public private partnership working to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking in the Washington Metropolitan area. For more information, go to

Fundraiser to Support SHARE, Inc. on May 13

A fundraiser for SHARE, Inc. has been announced by HBC Realty Group’s (Keller Williams Realty) Community Charity Champions. Come to dinner on Tuesday, May 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pulcinella Italian Host in McLean to support SHARE, Inc. Enjoy dinner and know that approximately 70 percent of the proceeds from food and drink will go to the charity, as long as the diner brings the flyer for the event. Contact HBC Realty Group at 703-734-0192 or visit to receive a flyer.

SHARE, Inc. is a non-profit, nonsectarian, all-volunteer community relief organization helping people in need in McLean, Great Falls and Pimmit Hills area for over 45 years. They provide essential assistance through their food pantry, where people and families in need throughout the community can go for assistance with groceries. SHARE also provides emergency financial assistance, used furniture pick-up and delivery, distributes grocery gift cards at Thanksgiving and the holidays, holiday gifts, school supplies and rides to medical appointments.

Sponsors of the event are: Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy with the HBC Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty, The Simmons Team of George Mason Mortgage LLC, Betty

Sparkman and Chris Lara of Reveal Remodel, Kevin Dougherty of Pillar to Post Home Inspections, Marcus Simon with EKKO Title, Moe Jebali of Pulcinella Italian Host, and One to

One Fitness Centers.

Love Letters Volunteers Sought

The Town of Vienna Parks and Recreation Department will hold an informational meeting Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center for people interested in participating in the Vienna LOVE Letters program to commemorate the town’s 125th Anniversary. In keeping with the state’s “Virginia is for Lovers” slogan, it’s a statewide initiative creating works of art spelling the word LOVE.

People will be photographed with the LOVE art and then send these photos around the world. For more information or to RSVP for the meeting, contact Cathy Salgado at or call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

Public Hearing on Tax Rate The Vienna Town Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed, real-estate tax rate and water and sewer rates for FY 2014-15. It’s set for Monday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in the Town Hall, 127 Cherry St. S.