From left, Jenny Phipps, Hollie Daniel, Renee Gorman, Ray Lonnett, Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville), Douglas Tyson, Leigh Allen-Hughes, Anna Bledsoe, Pat MacIntyre, Signe Friedrichs
The Council for the Arts of Herndon joins Dranesville Supervisor John Foust’s office every holiday season to gather new shoes and gift cards for children at Hutchison Elementary School in Herndon. Together this year they collected $570 in gift cards and 15 pairs of new shoes. Hutchison is a Title I school serving many students with challenging social and economic issues. Hutchison’s new principal Ray Lonnett said he was thrilled to have the community involved with helping out the students in his school. He values this relationship built over the past several years.
Supervisor Foust has enjoyed working with Hutchison Elementary School on various projects including not only the shoe drive but also safety and beautification projects. Hutchison Elementary School is a special favorite of the Council for the Arts of Herndon, which in addition to the holiday shoe drive, also provides arts enrichment programs including live, in-school theatrical productions for children with NextStop Theatre and A Faction of Fools.