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Bob Simon claps along to the beat as the audience and children sing him Happy Birthday during the 23rd annual Best of Reston celebration.

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Reston’s Best Honored

23rd annual Best of Reston celebrates birthdays and service.

Reston is a place where - as they say - people can live, play, work and serve. The Best of Reston honored those committed to community service and celebrated founder Robert Simon’s 100th birthday on Thursday with a black-tie affair at the Hyatt Regency in Reston Town Center. The 23rd annual event, hosted by Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstones, reeled in nearly 900 attendees. “This community takes pride in the people who serve,” said GRCC President Mark S. Ingrao. “We’ve been thinking so much about that in the last few weeks with all the celebrations going on here. I don’t know if it’s the water in Lake Anne or the secret ingredient in Bob’s lunchtime beverage, but there’s something about the community that says, ‘You are welcome here.’”


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