Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Tysons

The Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) will hold its May townhall meeting on Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls Library. Members and the public are invited to attend. The evening's speaker will be Sol Glasner, president and CEO of the Tysons Partnership, a private, nonprofit organization that is advising Fairfax County and Commonwealth of Virginia officials on issues related to the expansion and growth of the Tysons area. Glasner will discuss development plans for Tysons, including land use and zoning changes, transportation needs for the growing city, and sustainability issues. The proximity of Great Falls to the burgeoning Tysons area is of interest to all Great Falls residents; this program will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about how accelerating development there may impact our community. Corporate members of the Tysons Partnership include Capital One, Mitre, Hilton and Booz Allen Hamilton.

During the May 22 townhall meeting, the slate of candidates for the GFCA will be presented to the members and nominations for board of directors and officer positions may be made from the floor. GFCA elections will be held in June.

Poetry Contest Winners Announced

The National Garden Clubs, Inc. invited students in Kindergarten through 9th grade throughout the country to participate in its 2018 Poetry Contest. The theme was “Let It Grow.” The Great Falls Garden Club was one of many garden clubs that sponsored local entries. The National Capital Area Garden Clubs has selected seven winners from the Great Falls’ participants.

The local winners were sponsored by the Great Falls Garden Club and their poems will be entered in the National Capital Area Garden Club’ competition.

The winners are: K - Jack Rawlings, Great Falls Elementary School; Grade 1 - Isabelle Rawlings, GFES; Grade 2 - Jamie Scheid, GFES; Grade 3 - Selina Argel, Brookfield Elementary School; Grade 4 - Martina Dethero, GFES; Grade 5 - Luke Argel, Brookfield ES; Grade 6 - Preston Brown, GFES.