Area Roundups

Area Roundups

Election Officers Are Needed

The Fairfax County Office of Elections needs approximately 2,200 election officers—particularly bilingual ones—for the Nov. 5 general election, and it’s seeking the public’s help. Election officers must be registered voters in Virginia and must complete required training and forms.

Applicants may choose to accept the $175 payment for a full day’s work or volunteer their time. For the application form, go to

Residents may also apply online through the Virginia State Board of Elections at Information submitted will be forwarded to the Fairfax County Office of Elections.

Woodson High Continues Milk and Cookies Program

Woodson High School’s Milk and Cookies program returns for the 2013-14 school year, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 18. All Woodson students and staff members receive a free cookie and a carton of milk (plain or chocolate) after school.

The program is a result of a message from Principal Jeff Yost in which he referred to Robert Fulghum’s classic book, “All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Yost reminded the school community of the simple lessons one learns in kindergarten, including “Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.” His message inspired families and staff members to start the Milk and Cookies program.

The program runs once a month; cookies are donated by Woodson families and staff members.

Recycle During Electric Sunday

Residents may recycle old TVs, computers, peripheral electronic devices such as keyboards, speakers, printers and scanners, as well as household hazardous wastes, including fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, for free during Fairfax County’s “Electric Sunday” events.

The next one is slated for Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at The I-95 Complex, 9850 Furnace Road in Lorton. For more information, call 703-324-5052.