Sully’s Lord and Lady Fairfax

Sully’s Lord and Lady Fairfax

Jerrold L. Foltz and Bonnie L. Hobbs are Lord and Lady Fairfax from Sully District.

The Board of Supervisors named the 2015 Lords and Ladies Fairfax on Tuesday, May 12.

The Board of Supervisors named the 2015 Lords and Ladies Fairfax on Tuesday, May 12. Photo Contributed

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. announced the 2015 Lords and Ladies Fairfax at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, May 12 at the Fairfax County Government Center.

“The tradition of honoring Lords and Ladies Fairfax began in 1984 to recognize exceptional citizens of Fairfax County,” according to Celebrate Fairfax. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors selects two people from each district who have demonstrated superior volunteer service, heroism or other special accomplishments.

Sully District Michael R. Frey named Bonnie L. Hobbs and Jerrold L. Foltz as his Lady and Lord Fairfax.

Hobbs has covered Centreville for the Centre View community newspaper for the past 20 years.

“She has made tremendous contributions in giving neighborhoods a sense of identity, as well as highlighting the many positive aspects of Centreville. From the athletic prowess of our Little League teams, to the accomplishments of the elementary school robotics team, to Adopt a Highway cleanups of local churches, no event is too obscure for Ms. Hobbs to cover,” he said.

“She also has an amazing ability to rally community support with public interest stories of children and residents with life-threatening illnesses. Fostering public awareness of land use, transportation and many other local projects, she always encourages public input and lets readers know how they can get involved.”

The Rev. Dr. Jerrold L. Foltz is a retired, ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and was the organizing pastor of Wellspring United Church of Christ in Centreville, according to Frey.

“Rev. Dr. Foltz and Mrs. Foltz, have been instrumental with the Centreville Immigration Forum and the Centreville Labor Resource Center,” he said. “In addition, he has organized a non-profit food co-op, a local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and is the Sully District representative on the Human Services Council.”

Foltz has served as volunteer chaplain with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and assists the Centreville Volunteer Fire Dept. Station 17. “As part of the Disaster Ministries Network of the United Church of Christ, Rev. Dr. Foltz has led recovery and rebuilding efforts all over the U.S. and in other countries,” said Frey.

The Lords and Ladies will be honored at a special dinner hosted by Great American Restaurants, Celebrate Fairfax, Inc., and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.