Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Share Volunteer Kevin Gallen Dies

The Share has announced that Kevin Gallen passed away on May 27. Gallen was a devout Catholic, long-term Share volunteer and a tireless supporter of both the furniture program and our Share’s food pantry.

Mass of Christian burial took place on Friday, June 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1020 Springvale Road, Great Falls, Virginia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services at support.crs.org in memory of Kevin Gallen. Additionally, online condolences may be made at www.adamsgreen.com.

TownHall Meeting in Great Falls

The Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) will hold a townhall meeting on Wednesday, June 13 at 8 p.m. at the Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike. Speakers will be the two state legislators who represent Great Falls in Richmond: State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-34). GFCA will present an overview of major local issues. The legislators will discuss the highlights of the recent General Assembly session and take questions from residents, including issues of local concern such as Metro funding, Route 7 widening and related transportation issues; environmental concerns such as stormwater management, tree preservation, MTBE cleanup in the village area, and artificial turf fields. The public is invited to attend. GFCA will also hold its annual board of directors and officers election that evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Grange. The election ballot will be available for all GFCA members in good standing, and includes positions for President, Vice President, Treasurer and six Directors. All GFCA members, and all residents of Great Falls, are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit http://www.gfca.org.