Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Optimist Club Donates Funds for Park Improvements

The Optimist Club of Herndon donated $25,000 to the Town of Herndon for use towards improvements at Haley Smith Park. The Mayor and the Town Council accepted the donation on Thursday, March 31.

The funds will be used towards the new permanent restroom facility at Haley Smith Park and to make improvements to the Haley Smith rectangular sports field.

“The Herndon Optimist Club, and specifically Herndon Optimist Youth Sports, has been an important partner with the town for over 30 years, using extensive volunteer support to provide an array of sports programs for our community’s young athletes. The timing of their contribution, coinciding with the beginning of National Volunteer week, highlights the extraordinary value of volunteers in the Town of Herndon. This is not the first contribution of this magnitude from the Herndon Optimist baseball program; club members continue to find ways to help improve the experience for our youth and their families. They are role models of our community-wide belief that ‘all children are capable of success, no exceptions,’ and we greatly appreciate their generosity,” said Cindy Roeder, director of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, visit the Town’s website at herndon-va.gov, town services, parks and recreation, or call 703-787-7300.

Local Food Banks Need Milk to Feed the Hungry

Milk is one of the most requested, but least donated items at local food banks. So, Shoppers Food and Pharmacy store employees hope to inspire area residents to donate to the Great American Milk Drive. With $80,000 raised last year, Shoppers and the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association once again invite the community to help feed children nutrient-rich milk. The campaign kicks off April 7 with all stores participating in the milk drive until May 8, 2016.

The Great American Milk Drive is designed to simplify the process of donating milk, a perishable item, so area residents can more easily donate nutritious milk to local families facing hunger. Consumers who make small donations in-store or online at milklife.com/give will help food banks deliver a gallon of milk to a family in need, helping to ensure that all children receive the vital nutrients that milk provides.