Mount Vernon is Bustling with Excitement and Holiday Cheer

Mount Vernon is Bustling with Excitement and Holiday Cheer

As we go into the holiday season and wrap up 2022, I am reminded of the many things I am grateful for – family, friends, health, community, and so much more. I am also very grateful for the opportunity to serve as your Mount Vernon District Supervisor. Our office is your resource for everything local, from trash collection to transportation, new housing to senior services, and much more. To meet Team MVD and learn more about what our office has to offer you, we welcome you to join us for our Annual Holiday Open House this Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Governmental Center. We will have refreshments and light snacks.

I am also thankful to the many new businesses that have opened in our area in 2022! We have held ribbon cuttings for Amazon Fresh and Popeyes in LortonDella J’s Delectables and several other new restaurants along the Richmond Highway corridor, and just last week, Ourisman Kia of Alexandria located in Woodlawn. We will also be celebrating the opening of Panera in Lorton (Lorton Market Street) in the coming weeks. We welcome all of these new business owners and encourage you to visit and support our local businesses. In fact, the holiday season is a wonderful time to shop local, give local and celebrate your special occasions locally. Our small businesses certainly appreciate you! To help with ideas and suggestions, Visit Fairfax has produced a Made In Fairfax Holiday Gift Guide and a holiday to-do list with 31 Days of Holiday Happiness 

Additionally, the County has compiled a 2022 Holiday Giving Guide of local non-profits you can support during the holiday season, and all year long. 

In this time of giving, I hope you will consider giving not just your time, talents and treasures, but most importantly your kindness. At a time when there is much political and social divide, media strife and economic challenges, we can all use an extra smile, a kind word, a small compliment or a big hug. If we each take a little extra time this season to share the warmth, I know it will make a difference.

As the year winds down, Team MVD is hard at work planning our First Day Hike for Jan. 1, 2023. More details to follow soon. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a joyous New Year.