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See Chantilly, Page 8

NewsCentre View Editor Steven Mauren

703-778-9415 or [email protected]

See Roundups, Page 8

Chantilly Woman Dies in CrashA 39-year-old Chantilly woman died Friday, Oct. 4, following

an early morning car crash. The incident occurred around 2 a.m.on Route 50 near Sullyfield Circle in Chantilly.

According to Fairfax County police, Erika Alvarado of LufthansaCircle was driving a 2012 Nissan Versa east on Route 50 in thecenter lane when she lost control of the vehicle, ran off the roadto the right and struck a pole. She was pronounced dead at thescene.

Her passenger, a 29-year-old man, was transported to InovaFairfax Hospital and was listed in stable condition. No other ve-hicles were involved. Police say preliminary investigation re-vealed that “speed and alcohol may have been factors in thecrash.”

Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives are still investigating.Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, text“TIP187” plus a message to CRIMES/274637 or call police at703-691-2131.

Head-on Crash Kills Man 64-year-old man died last Friday afternoon, Oct. 4, after his

vehicle was struck head-on by a driver traveling the wrong wayon McLearen Road in Oak Hill. The victim was Chris Reams ofSterling.

Fairfax County police say a 19-year-old male was driving a2012 Honda Civic west on McLearen, near Cobra Drive, around3:50 p.m. Then, for reasons unknown, the vehicle drove off theroad and reentered McLearen, heading west in the eastboundlanes.

As a result, it struck a 2000 Honda Civic driven by Reams,head-on. Both drivers were taken to a local hospital where Reamsdied. Police aren’t releasing the name and city of the teen unlesshe’s charged in connection with this incident.

The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation by thepolice Crash Reconstruction Unit and charges may be pending.However, police say initial findings didn’t indicate that alcoholwas a factor.

Free Teen Driving ProgramFord Motor Company, in partnership with the Governors High-

way Safety Assn., will hold a free Driving Skills For Life eventfor teen drivers at Dulles International Airport, this Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 12-13. It gives teens an opportunity to get real-world, driving instruction from professional drivers.

It’ll be held in the Purple Public Parking Economy Lot at 44930Rudder Road in Dulles. There are two sessions/day: Session 1 -7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Session 2 – 1-5:30 p.m. Registrationis limited and signed consent forms are required. Go towww.drivingskillsforlife.com. Teens must bring the signed formand their driver’s license or permit with them.

Free Carseat InspectionsCertified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will

perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, Oct. 10and Oct. 24, from 5-8:30 p.m., at the station, 4900 StonecroftBlvd. in Chantilly. No appointment is necessary. But residentsshould install the child safety seats themselves so techniciansmay properly inspect and adjust them, as needed.

However, because of time constraints, only the first 35 ve-hicles arriving on each date will be inspected. That way, inspec-tors may have enough time to properly instruct the caregiver onthe correct use of the child seat. Call 703-814-7000, ext. 5140,to confirm dates and times.

Fire Stations Hold Open HouseAll Fairfax County fire stations will hold Fire Prevention Open

Houses this Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and the publicis welcome. It’s part of national Fire Prevention Week and isaimed at preventing home fires — especially those that begin inthe kitchen.

Roundups

By Bonnie Hobbs

Centre View

Featuring a cast and crew of 70, Chantilly Highpresents the musical, “Evita,” about the lifeof Argentine political leader Eva Peron. The

curtain rises Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 16-19, at 7p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 viawww.chantillyhsdrama.com.

“All the students have put in an amazing amountof time and energy and I’m proud of all their hardwork,” said Director Shannon Khatcheressian. “I can’twait for an audience to appreciate it, as well. Andthe music is so notable; it’s one of Andrew LloydWebber’s classics.”

Her sister-in-law, Molly Khatcheressian, will con-duct the pit orchestra, and Choral Director Evan Ayarsis the music director. “The show’s a good mixture oftheater and choral kids, so it’s been a great opportu-nity to collaborate with him and the choral program,”said Shannon Khatcheressian.

Senior Amanda Mason plays the lead role and, saidKhatcheressian, “I’m thrilled because she’s so talentedand dedicated to perfecting her craft that she makesdirecting the show a truly enjoyable experience.” Shesaid the audience will also love the “brilliant cos-tuming and bright, fun, colorful choreography. Andthe storyline is based on a true, historical figure, andeveryone likes to see underdogs making their way tothe top.”

The students have been rehearsing six days a week,including seven hours on Saturdays, since schoolstarted in September. “It’s a difficult show to tacklebecause the music’s so complex, there’s a lot of cho-reography and so many different scenes to stage,”explained Khatcheressian, who did the choreogra-phy. There’s also a slew of quick costume changes,including 22 just for Evita, but Khatcheressian saysthe finished product promises to be extraordinary.

Evita’s an affectionate name for Eva Peron, andMason describes her character as Argentina’s spiri-tual leader. “She’s shown from age 15 and a brown-

haired peasant living in the sticks,” said Mason. “Shelater has a relationship with Magaldi, a musician whowants to go to Buenos Aires, the ‘Big Apple’ of Ar-gentina, where it’s vibrant, colorful and lively andeveryone’s somebody and rich.”

Peron accompanies him; but once there, said Ma-son, “All the men think she’s something special, soshe ditches Magaldi and becomes a model and a ra-dio host and becomes relatively well-off. She thenmeets Juan Peron, who’s going to be the new leaderof Argentina, and likes the idea of having more richesand power. They love each other, so they marry andrule Argentina together; and the poor people adoreEvita because she gives them money and other thingsthey don’t have.”

Mason said Evita’s extremely complicated, passion

The dancers of Buenos Aires in Chantilly High’s production of “Evita.”

‘Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina’Chantilly High presentsthe musical, ‘Evita.’

Amanda Mason as Evita, speaking to thecrowd at the Casa Rosada as Che (MichaelMason) questions her motives.

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The First Annual BB&T 5K will beheld this Sunday, Oct. 13, at theFairfax Corner shopping center. The

1K Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m., followed bythe 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. The 5K course isUSATF-certified. The awards ceremony is setfor 10:15 a.m. Prizes will be given to thetop three overall finishers and for first, sec-ond and third places in various age catego-

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By Bonnie Hobbs

Centre View

Chantilly’s Kelly Joedicke-Lawrence is a certified Zumbainstructor and, for the pastfew years, she’s held a

Zumbathon fundraiser for breast-cancerresearch.ºBut this year, her Zumba groupvoted to instead help a local charity.

“I saw the article in Centre View a fewweeks ago about WFCM [Western FairfaxChristian Ministries] and the need forpeople to hold fundraisers for them, espe-cially around the holidays,” said Joedicke-Lawrence. “So WFCM seemed like a per-fect choice.”

The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 19,from 7-8:30 p.m. (registration, 6:30 p.m.)at Cheer Tyme Chantilly,º14110 SullyfieldCircle,ºSuite C, in Chantilly. Tickets are $10and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toWFCM. Children ages 10 and up are wel-come to attend. Anyone planning to par-ticipate should RSVP [email protected].

“I’ve been in touch with [WFCM’s Com-munity Outreach Manager] Jennie Bushand we have it all set,” said Joedicke-Lawrence. “I’ll teach for free and Cheer

Tyme has generously agreed to donate thespace for the event.”

Besides the ticket price, people may alsomake additional donations to WFCM, if they

desire. All proceeds will go toward WFCM’sClient-Assistance Program, which providesfood, clothes and emergency assistance toCentreville, Chantilly and Clifton familiesin need.

“No dance or Zumba experience is needed— just a desire to have fun and help a mostworthy charity,” said Joedicke-Lawrence.“The movements are repetitive and easy tofollow, so people can catch on pretty quickly.I’m hoping we can draw a decent-sizedcrowd to make this successful.”Zumba is a Latin music-based dance/exer-cise program. “It includes salsa and reggae,but we use music from all different genres— Irish, rock, country, Top 40, etc,” saidJoedicke-Lawrence. “It’s dancing and work-ing out at the same time.”

PARTICIPANTS in the Oct. 19 class shouldwear comfortable clothing, such as T-shirts,shorts and sneakers. They may also bringwater and a small towel. The floor is pad-ded, so no mats are needed.

As for Bush and WFCM Executive Direc-tor Melissa Jansen, they couldn’t be hap-pier about the upcoming fundraiser. “We aregrateful to Kelly and her efforts for theZumbathon,” said Jansen. “The proceedswill allow us to serve clients with food,clothing and financial assistance. Last year,

Music, Dancing, Exercise Help Local CommunityZumbathon inChantilly to raisemoney for WFCM.

Some members of Kelly Joedicke-Lawrence’s Zumba class are (fromleft) Evonne Spiewak, Tanya Meyers, Kathy Fritzke, LindseySkowronsky, Cissy Ayona and Tracy Calvert.

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SOUTHERN EDITION

With the Center for Disease Con-trol shut down along with al-most all of the Federal Govern-ment, it falls to the states to

monitor influenza activity.Visitors to cdc.gov are greeted with:“Due to the lapse in government funding,

only web sites supporting excepted functionswill be updated unless otherwise funded. As aresult, the information on this website may notbe up to date, the transactions submitted viathe website may not be processed, and the

agency may not be able to re-spond to inquiries until appro-priations are enacted.”

No update is required to theCDC recommendation that

every child, woman and man over the age ofsix months be vaccinated for the flu every year,preferably by October.

Virginia and Maryland are both reportingconfirmed cases of influenza at a “sporadic”level. Since it takes two weeks for the vaccineto take full effect, now is the time to be vacci-nated if you haven’t yet had the shot.

Every year, 5-to-20 percent of U.S. residentsbecome sick with the flu, with 200,000 hospi-

talizations. Children are especially vulnerablewith about 20,000 children under the age of 5hospitalized. Depending on the severity of theflu in a given year, from 1976 to 2006, esti-mates of annual deaths ranged from 3,000 toa high of about 49,000, according to the CDC.

Remember that getting the flu shot is alsocommunity service. You might be strong andhealthy and think that you will not suffer toomuch if you get the flu. But everyone has con-tact with people in the high-risk groups: peopleover 65, children under 5, pregnant women,people with other illnesses. So have your shotto protect other people.

Deadline to Register toVote, Oct. 15

To vote on Election Day, you must be regis-tered at your current address no later than Oct.

Preventative Medicine Getting a flu shothas never been easier.

Get OneFlu shots are available on a walk-in basis at most

pharmacies including Walgreen, CVS, Rite Aid, Giant,Safeway and independent pharmacies; most urgentcare clinics and at area hospitals.

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Dec. 14, Medical Plaza Building Conference RoomA, 3700 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033

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Editorials 15, 2013. You can check your registration sta-tus online by visiting the State Board of Elec-tions website at www.sbe.virginia.gov.

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Voter_Information/Index.html

To the Editor:Eid is the Arabic word which lit-

erally means “feast, festival, orholiday.” Eid-ul Adha is celebratedon the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah,which is the last month of the Is-lamic calendar. This year the datecorroborates with Oct. 15 or 16 ofthe Gregorian calendar. The holi-day is celebrated by Muslimsaround the world in which theyare required to sacrifice an animalcommemorating the willingnessby Prophet Abraham to sacrificehis son, Ishmael.

Narrating the above incident,the Qur’an relates, “And when hewas old enough to run along withhim, he said, “O my dear son, Ihave seen in a dream that I offerthee in sacrifice. So consider whatthou thinkest of it. He replied, “Omy father, do as thou art com-manded; thou wilt find me, if Godplease, steadfast in my faith”(37:103)

Abraham was so obedient toGod that he did not hesitate a bitwhen he was asked to sacrifice hisonly son, whom God gave him ata very old age. Children are dear-est to a parent. The thought thatProphet Abraham was ever readyto sacrifice his son gives me goosebumps. But it was only a test fromGod and Abraham along withIshmael passed this test and

proved to God that they have trulysubmitted to His will. He did nothave to sacrifice his son in reality.It was only a practical demonstra-tion of his intention and prepared-ness to sacrifice his son. It elimi-nated the tradition of sacrificingof a son, which was a commonpractice carried out at that time.

In most Muslim countries,people sacrifice an animal on theday of Eid after they come homefrom the congregational prayer.The meat from the slaughteredanimal is divided in three parts,one for the poor, one for thefriends and family, and one partfor themselves. Although it is in-deed a day of celebration, we mustnot forget its origin. For most ofus celebrating a holiday meansgetting gifts, meeting families,putting on new clothes, and eat-ing good food, but we shouldn’tforget the real meaning of Eid-ul-Adha, that is, sacrifice.

We can make different kinds ofsacrifices. We can sacrifice ourtime or money, or both. We canvolunteer our time at various or-ganizations and donate money todifferent causes. We should keepthe spirit of sacrifice going thatmakes people and their faithsstrong.

Saba AmjadChantilly

Letter

What Eid-ul-Adha Is All About

‘Rocking the Pink’Members of the Fairfax County Fire and RescueDepartment are ‘Rocking the Pink” in the shadow ofthe Fairfax County Courthouse on Oct. 8, in a depart-ment-wide effort to participate in breast cancerawareness month.

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WEDNESDAY/OCT. 9Public Hearing. 6-8 p.m. at Ormond

Stone Middle School, 5500 Sully ParkDrive. Listen to ideas on Braddock/Pleasant Valley. Free. [email protected] information.

SATURDAY/OCT. 12Flea Market. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Oakton

Baptist Church, 14001 SullyfieldCircle.

WEDNESDAY/OCT. 16Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at Fairview

Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road,Fairfax Station. The RepublicanWomen of Clifton meeting willfeature Craig Rucker. Free. Visitwww.cliftongop.com for more.

THURSDAY/OCT. 17Public Hearing. 7-9 p.m. at Little

River Elementary School, 43464Hyland Hills St., South Riding. Listento ideas on Braddock/PleasantValley. Free. [email protected] information.

FRIDAY/OCT. 18Fellowship Dinner. Reception at 6:30

p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. at FairfaxMarriott at Fair Oaks. Hosted byWestern Fairfax Christian Ministries,the keynote speaker is Star Parker,the founder and president of theCenter for Urban Renewal andEducation, a non-profit think tankwhich promotes market-based publicpolicy to fight poverty. Visitwww.wfcmva.org to make areservation.

Email announcements to [email protected].

FALL FESTIVAL SCHEDULEFestival is Back. Fall Festival at Cox

Farms, 15621 Braddock Road,Centreville. Enjoy going down thefaster, 144-foot slide, multiple slides,children’s activities, food and moreare available. The festival will beopen through Tuesday, Nov. 5 from10 a.m.-6 p.m. (closing at 5 p.m. inNovember.) Pumpkin Madness willbe Nov. 2-3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visitwww.coxfarms.com for more.

FIELDS OF FEAR SCHEDULEGet Scared. Fields of Fear at Cox

Farms, 15621 Braddock Road,Centreville is back. Go through ahaunted corn maze, take a hayride orgo down a slide. Runs Friday andSaturday nights through Nov. 2 witha bonus night on Sunday, Oct. 13.Hours are 7:30-11:30 p.m. with lastadmission at 10 p.m. (earlier if soldout.) Visit www.fieldsoffear.com fortickets, map and more.

SATURDAY/OCT. 12Step Out Walk. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at

Fairfax Corner. The Walk will benefitthe American Diabetes Assocition.RSVP to Michelle lyem [email protected] or 202-331-8303 ext. 4514.

Flea Market. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at OaktonBaptist Church, 14001 SullyfieldCircle.

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Chantilly High To Present ‘Evita.’ate, authoritative, a bit self-centered, gen-erous and loving. “She’s charming, but canalso be manipulative,” said Mason. “She’sconfident, knows what she wants and iswilling to do what it takes to get it.”

Calling this part “a blast,” Mason said it’s“daunting because she was an actual per-son. So I did lots of research to see how shemoved and spoke. It’s the most dramaticrole I’ve ever played, and I like putting myacting skills to the test to take her from ages15-33. “

Her favorite song’s the iconic “Don’t Cryfor Me, Argentina,” which she sings whilewearing a huge, white dress and lookingdown from a balcony. “It’s a love song fromher to Argentina, and it’s touching and ex-tremely intimate — which she’s not knownfor,” said Mason. “So it’s interesting to seeher show her emotions and vulnerability.”

“Evita’s” such a dramatic show, she said,that “I think everyone will love seeing thisamazing spectacle. With the music, cos-tumes and scenery, it’s an epic-type produc-tion and a huge undertaking for high-schoolperformers.”

Portraying Che Guevara is junior MichaelMason (no relation to Amanda). “He wasan Argentine Marxist who helped organizethe Cuban revolution and Cuban MissileCrisis and was good friends with Castro,”

said Mason. “He’s an embodiment of thepeople, narrates the story and, somewhat,is Eva’s conscience.”

Mason said Guevara “criticizes Eva be-cause she’s not a great political leader andviews her as a hypocrite who doesn’t fol-low the ideals she says she has. So Che pro-vides his own view of what she’s really likebeneath the glamour and fame.”

He’s enjoying his role because “I get tobe sarcastic and mean and sing interestingand entertaining songs.” He likes his num-ber, “And the Money Kept Rolling In,” be-cause it’s “really high-energy, challengingvocally, fast and upbeat.” Mason said theshow has a variety of musical genres andthe audience will love every song.

Senior Austin Vassallo plays Juan Peron.“He was a military colonel who becomespresident of Argentina,” said Vassallo. “Hemeets Evita at a charity concert and falls inlove. He’s kind and for the people, and hefights for Evita when the aristocracy andmilitary don’t like her. He stands by her, hiswhole life.”

Vassallo said he gets “a sense of powergiving speeches to lots of people from abalcony. And working with Amanda is great— she’s really talented. It’s also my first,big role at Chantilly, so it’s exciting.” Hisfavorite song is “She’s a Diamond,” his mainsolo. “It’s when things are going bad, but

Juan stands by Eva when others aren’t,” hesaid. “I really get into that song and feelit.”

Vassallo called the story “powerful andmoving, with the revolution, and Eva’s riseto power is inspiring. And the big ensemblenumbers are awesome and fun to watch.”

Portraying Augustin Magaldi is junior Ja-son Saitta. “He’s the show’s ‘heartthrob,’”said Saitta. “Eva used men to make her wayto the top, and he was the first man with asubstantial amount of power that she didthis to. He’s a suave, tango singer and a re-ally sleazy guy.” “I couldn’t think of a bet-ter character to play,” continued Saitta. “Ifeel I can fit myself into his shoes. It can bechallenging, at times; but overall, it’s reallyfun.” He also likes his song, “On this Nightof 1,000 Stars,” because “it’s a tango andcomedic relief the way Magaldi over-exag-gerates as much as possible.”

Saitta also praised the show’s tech crew.Mia Rickenbach designed the set and, saidSaitta, “The attention to detail is incredible.She even has ‘Juan Peron for President’ post-ers.” Scenes take place inside a 1930s Ar-gentinian bar and the president’s mansion,plus on a balcony.

“And we have a great sound and lightcrew, plus hair and makeup people to pullit all together,” he added. “It’s going to bean amazing show.”

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Firefighters and paramedics will have dis-plays and activities emphasizing fire safety,and children will be able to explore fireengines and ambulances. Locally, stationsparticipating are Centreville Station 17 onOld Centreville Road, West Centreville Sta-tion 38 at Stone Road and ODay Drive, Sta-tion 15 on Walney Road in Chantilly, andStation 21 on Route 50 in Fair Oaks.

Clifton Day: Oct. 13Featuring everything from a strolling bag-

piper to a woman on a unicycle — plushandmade crafts, antiques, pony rides,children’s activities, Civil War re-enactors,live bands and food galore — the 46th an-nual Clifton Day is set for Sunday, Oct. 13,from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Rain date, Oct. 20).Admission is free; parking is $5/car ($10on the floodplain), with proceeds going tothe town’s nonprofit charities. For more in-formation, go to www.cliftonday.com.

WFCCA Land-UseThe next meeting of the West Fairfax

County Citizens Association (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee is Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7p.m., in the Sully District GovernmentalCenter, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., in Chantilly.

The agenda includes Centreville Presby-terian Church’s proposal to add a privateschool for grades K-12. The panel will alsohear a proposal for an assisted-living facil-ity with a component devoted to individu-als with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Centreville Day

By Bonnie Hobbs

Centre View

Get ready — the 21st annualCentreville Day celebration isalmost here. Slated for Satur-day, Oct. 19, in Centreville’s

Historic District, it features a parade, mu-sic, a 5K, live entertainment, crafts,children’s games and rides, food — who’sup for fried Oreos? — and fun for all ages.

“People should come to Centreville Dayto celebrate, relax and enjoy a great com-munity event,” said event Chairman CherylRepetti. “The Centreville Day PlanningCommittee makes a conscious effort to cre-ate lots of free activities that families canenjoy without spending a small fortune tokeep the kids entertained. We hope it alsoencourages people to patronize the busi-nesses in our marketplace and get an earlystart on their holiday shopping.”

ZOMBIE SLOUCHThe fun kicks off at 9 a.m. with the sec-

ond annual Zombie Slouch Family 5K FunRun and Walk, outside St. John’s EpiscopalChurch, 5649 Mount Gilead Road inCentreville. Race check-in starts at 8 a.m.at the church.

The event benefits the DC Candlelighters

Making Centreville a HometownCentreville Day Chairman Cheryl Repetti explains what Centreville Day means to her and why

local residents should attend.Pat Lawless, one of the people who founded Centreville Day, used to say Centreville Day helped

make Centreville a “hometown,” and I believe that’s true. That’s what this year’s theme is about,“Preserving the Past to Enrich the Future.” If you know the history of a place, it helps connectyou to it and helps make it “home” in a way that means more than the place you happen to sleepmost nights.

Like most people who live in Centreville today, I wasn’t born here; but knowing the history —and seeing the historic buildings and sites that are still here — enriches my feeling that this is myhome now. It lets me see more clearly my place in this community, now and in the future.

Centreville Day also celebrates the present and the future Centreville. It’s a great opportunityto come out and see and meet the folks who are your neighbors and are part of this community,even if they don’t live in your particular neighborhood.

It’s also a great opportunity to meet the businesses and organizations that work in the commu-nity. Not that we don’t welcome folks from all over, but there is a solid cadre of local businesses,local churches, crafters, home sales folks and so forth.

Similarly, at the Showmobile stage, you get to see a lot of local talent, mostly young people. Ithink it’s really wonderful to see how many young people and adults participate in the perform-ing arts, and it’s great to give them a chance to perform.

Many of those who live and work here help us organize Centreville Day. Come to the event andyou’ll see our Gold Sponsors, Greg and Christina Caldwell, handing out wrist bands for freechildren’s rides. But what you don’t see is that one of their employees, Cindy Ayer, comes to allour planning meetings.

Mark Reynolds at Sign-a-Rama not only makes our signs, he and his colleague Tom came outand put up the banner for us. Raul Berrios of RulyScapes bush-hogs the vendor parking area andhis daughter Sarah sings the National Anthem for us. The ladies at Alpha Delta Kappa, the gentle-men of American Legion Post 1995, Karen Waltman, Meg Crossett, Marla Gebaide, Jim Daniels,Ted McCord, our 18th century swordmaster, Charlie Anderson: these people come to our commit-tee and bring not only themselves and their skills, but their networks, and we build the day fromthere.

Organizing Centreville Day is a lot like those old Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland movies whereMickey says, “Come on kids, let’s put on a play!” All these people come together and work with acommon purpose and make it happen.

It’s a lot of work, and, because we want to make the day a success, it can be stressful at times;but it’s also — and this may sound corny — inspiring. And that’s what being part of a commu-nity, of a hometown, is: inspiring.

— Cheryl Repetti,

Chairman, Centreville Day

Parade, Children’s Activities, Crafts, Music and FoodCentreville DayFestivities set forSaturday, Oct. 19.

Childhood Cancer Foundation, dedicated tosupporting families with children who arebattling cancer or have been treated forcancer. And runners, walker and pets areencouraged to come in Halloween or his-torical costumes.

Besides awards given to the fastest male,female and child under 12, prizes will begiven for the most creative adult costumeand most creative child costume. Registra-tion is $25 for runners; $20, walkers; and$60, families, until Oct. 18, viawww.DCcandlelighters.org orwww.CentrevilleVA.org.

Participants will go from St. John’s toWharton Lane to Pickwick Road, turningonto Leland Road to Colin Powell Elemen-tary. They’ll turn around there and returnwest along Leland to Pickwick, to Braddockand then to Mt. Gilead and the finish lineat St. John’s.

PARADEA Centreville Day tradition for 21 years,

the parade is organized and overseen by theveterans of American Legion Post 1995 andnow boasts a new route and later start time.Costumes, pets, floats, decorated bicyclesand scooters, and other inventive entries arewelcome. Registration is free atwww.CentrevilleVA.org.

Parade participants will gather at the endof Wharton Lane at 11:15 a.m. and begintheir journey shortly before noon. They’llproceed west on Wharton into the heart ofthe Historic District, passing the stage, con

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G&C Tire & Auto owners Greg and Christina Caldwell sponsor the freechildren’s rides at Centreville Day.

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tinuing along Mount Gilead and Braddock roads,winding up at Braddock andPickwick roads.

Prizes will be awarded in vari-ous categories, including MostPatriotic and Most Enthusiasticgroups, and the public is en-couraged to line the paraderoute and cheer on the partici-pants. Fire engines fromCentreville Volunteer Fire Sta-tion 17 will lead the parade,followed by the Chantilly Acad-emy Air Force JROTC ColorGuard.

Other parade entries includeSYA cheerleaders, members ofthe Chantilly Academy Air ForceJROTC, Girl Scout and Brownietroops, Burke VFW, G&C Auto-motive and Centreville DanceTheatre. There’s still time tojoin the parade. Registration is requested, but thereare no fees.

Download a form at www.centrevilleva.org/con-tent/orgs/48100001/1830/file_2754.pdf or contactparade Chairman Steve Hunter [email protected].

PARKING, VOLUNTEERINGCentreville Day runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in His-

toric Centreville Park in the Centreville Historic Dis-trict, 5714 Mount Gilead Road. The theme is “Pre-serving the Past to Enrich the Future.”

Admission is free, and free re-mote parking will be at the Trin-ity Centre, 5860 Trinity Parkway.Shuttle buses provided byCentreville Baptist Church willtake people to and from the fes-tivities in the Historic District.

This event is organized by theFriends of Historic Centreville inpartnership with the FairfaxCounty Park Authority and theCentreville Day Planning Com-mittee. It helps raise money forhistoric preservation and His-toric Centreville Park. More in-formation is atwww.centrevilleva.org.

Students and Scouts may ob-tain service hours by volunteer-ing at Centreville Day. Sign upat www.CentrevilleVA.org and

click on the green button for a variety of jobs on theday of the event. Or contact volunteer coordinatorKaren Waltman at [email protected].

NEW THIS YEARNew features of Centreville Day 2013 include a

climbing wall, mini history train, tight-rope walker,

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Our Parish participates on Centreville Day by inviting the public into ourbeautiful building affectionately known as “The Old Stone Church.”

• In the Sanctuary – A presentation of Centreville Civil War history• In the Parish Hall – We offer homemade baked goods in our famous

bake sale and the ever-popular “Plowman’s Lunch”• For the children, we have trick-or-treat bags to decorate

A vibrant and active congregation inhabits our 1850s façade. We always enjoythis day. Some of us dress in modified Civil War era garb. Come join us for thefun. You may just want to stay.

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pet adoption and nZone Fun Zone. Threenew historic signs describing the history ofthe Newgate Tavern will be dedicated.Gourmet dumplings, hot coffee, hot choco-late, fruit smoothies and fried Oreos are newat the food court.

AWARDS, ENTERTAINMENTOpening ceremonies are at 10:30 a.m.

Westfield High sophomore Sara Berrios re-turns to sing the National Anthem. Super-visor Michael R. Frey (R-Sully) will presentthe Centreville Day Citizen of the Year andother awards.

DJ Myra Flemister leads a lineup of localtalent on the Showmobile Stage, beginningwith the Creative Dance Center’s Perform-ing Troupe doing an energetic show of jazz,tap and lyrical dance. Next will be DawnKing’s Not Just Dance, followed by The Al-liance Theatre performing songs from itsupcoming show, “The Little Mermaid Jr.”

Other entertainers will include theCentreville Dance Theatre, NOVA WushuAcademy, Harmony Road Music and Halle-lujah Mission Tae Kwon Do.

SHOPPING, CRAFTSThe community marketplace will offer a

wide array of items from crafters, busi-nesses, churches and other organizations.Handmade crafts range from jewelry byBrenap Jewelry and Vintage Star, to Ameri-can Doll clothes and pillows from Lisa Reilly,wooden items created by Kenyon’s Designs,

clothing from Original Jean Creations andLee Ann Designs, plus nursing wear for newmoms. Local businesses will also help at-tendees remodel their homes, find newones, improve their health and manage theirfinances.

FOODA food court features local restaurants

and festival fare, including dumplings fromFood Is Good, street tacos from Coyote Grilland a variety of barbecue items fromSmokes BBQ. Mrs. P’s Concessions will of-fer funnel cakes, hot dogs and hamburg-ers, and Chick-Fil-A will provide chickensandwiches. Tinsley’s Novelty Drinks willsell hot, gourmet coffees plus fruitsmoothies and snacks including fried fudgypies and fried Oreos.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIESGold Sponsor G & C Tire & Auto is again

providing wristbands for free children’srides. The fun includes a climbing wall forolder children and a fire-enginemoonbounce for younger ones.

Attendees are encouraged to don Hallow-een costumes and follow the Trick or TreatTrail through the Historic District and mar-ketplace. Stop at Virginia Heritage Bank’stable to pick up a bag for collecting treats.

Korean Central Presbyterian Church willagain offer cotton candy. Many other spon-sors and vendors are also participating inthe Trick or Treat Trail. Look for the pump-kin sign and stop at the information booth,

at Mount Gilead, the Old Stone Church, andthe Spindle Sears House.

Miss Charlotte and other women of Al-pha Delta Kappa will return to the children’sarea with their Faces of Centreville contest,as well as old-fashioned activities such astug of war, sack races, making pot holders,knitting and reading stories. They’ll alsogive away gently used children’s bookswhile supplies last.

Face painting will be available and, nextto the Spindle Sears House, the nZone FunZone will offer corn-hole games, ladder ball,Jenga, Legos, a water duck game, craft ac-tivities, coloring and balloons.

SPONSORSSponsors include G& C Auto, Korean Cen-

tral Presbyterian Church, Virginia HeritageBank, Apple Federal Credit Union, Burke &Herbert Bank, Kiddie Academy, Remax El-egance, Centreville Preschool Inc., BryanHunt CPA, Centre View, Village Storage,Fairfax County Park Authority, CentrevilleSign-a-Rama, RulyScapes, Republic Ser-vices, the Trinity Centre and Centre SquareProfessional Park. Wellspring Church pro-vides DJ Myra Flemister, and the HistoricCentreville Society sponsors theSwordmasters of the 18th Century.

PET ADOPTIONPeople may find their “fur-ever friend” at

Centreville Day. The Friends of HomelessAnimals will hold a pet adoption under thetrees between the Spindle Sears House and

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HISTORICAL ACTIVITIESAt 2 p.m., three new historical signs will

be dedicated at the Newgate Tavern site onBraddock Road. Attendees may also take aride on the Park Authority’s mini historytrain and discover the treasures ofCentreville’s Historic District. The guidedride will travel between “stations” at MountGilead and the Old Stone Church; ticketsare $3.

A van tour of Civil War Centreville forages 12 and up will start from Ellanor C.Lawrence Park at 1 p.m. It features theStuart-Mosby Museum, Mount Gilead andCentreville’s Civil War fortifications. Regis-ter at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl.

For those preferring a walking tour, GhostTours will meet at the Spindle Sears Houseat 5714 Mount Gilead Road. These not-so-scary tours examine the stories of ghosts,murder and lost love. Check the CentrevilleDay website or stop by the informationbooth for further details.

On the Mount Gilead lawn, discover tight-rope-walker extraordinaire Jody Evans. Ortake part in hands-on activities includingcandle-dipping and making quill pens andwalnut ink. In addition, The Swordmastersof the 18th Century — Charlie Andersonand his son John — will offer fencing les-sons.

On Braddock Road, the Old Stone Churchand the Stuart-Mosby Cavalry Museum willbe open for tours. Enjoy a Ploughman’slunch or purchase baked treats at thechurch, or chat informally with the knowl-edgeable docents at the museum.

Centreville Day Brings People Together in Fun

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forming Troupewill againentertain.

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The Centreville football team will hostWestfield at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 ina battle of teams ranked in the WashingtonPost’s top 10.

Centreville is undefeated and ranked No.3, behind DeMatha and Quince Orchard.The Wildcats have dominated opponentsduring their 5-0 start, beating WestPotomac, T.C. Williams, Hayfield, WestSpringfield and Chantilly by a combinedscore of 244-30. Last week, the Wildcatsopened conference play with a 42-0 victoryagainst Chantilly.

Westfield is 4-1 and ranked No. 8. TheBulldogs’ lone defeat was a 28-24 loss toLake Braddock, which is ranked No. 4. Lastweek, Westfield beat Stone Bridge 30-6.

Westfield, ChantillyField HockeyPlaying Well

The Westfield field hockey team improvedto 13-2 with a 7-1 victory against Herndonon Oct. 8. The Bulldogs are ranked No. 4 inthe Washington Post’s top 10.

Westfield will travel to face Robinson onOct. 17.

Chantilly lost to Robinson 1-0 on Mon-day, but Chargers’ record is 10-4 — an im-provement over last year’s 8-9-1 campaign.

Chantilly will travel to face Herndon at7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10

Chantilly FootballBlanked byCentreville

The Chantilly football team lost toCentreville 42-0 on Oct. 4.

The Chargers have lost two straight aftera 3-0 start. Chantilly has5 allowed 39 pointsper game during their last three contests.

Chantilly (3-2) will host Oakton (4-1) at7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11.

Centreville HostsCross Country Meet

For the first time in more than 10 years,Centreville High School was able to host ahome cross country meet. With the abilityto use their new turf fields, updated trackand Braddock Park, the Wildcats competedagainst Chantilly and Oakton. Conferencerivals Robinson, Westfield and Herndoncompeted again one another at the samevenue.

For the boys, Centreville won their tri-meet, with sophomore Ryan French winningtheir meet. The Robinson boys won the othertri-meet, although Westfield senior NickO’Connell ran away from the entire six-teamfield for the victory in that contest. On thegirls’ side, Centreville and Robinson werethe team winners in each meet. Centrevillesophomore Kayley Bogemann led wire-to-wire for the tri-meet and overall victory. Theother tri-meet winner was Robinson sopho-more Caroline Augelli.

Mason Scoville and the Westfield football team will travel to faceCentreville on Friday, Oct. 11.

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Chris Jones, of Centreville, finished 16th tolead McDaniel College to a 25th-place at the annualPaul Short Run hosted by Lehigh in men’s crosscountry action on Saturday. Jones turned inMcDaniel’s sixth-best time on the 8,000-metercourse. His time of 27:15 has only been betteredby four other Green Terror men on the course andis the best time since 2009 in the sophomore’s first8K of the season.

Shannon Casey, Class of 2016, is a memberof the Denison University women’s soccer team. Sh-annon is a graduate of Westfield High School.

Meredith Rigby, of Clifton, has been elected2014 class senator of the Student Government Asso-ciation by the Susquehanna University student body.

She will hold the position for the 2013-14 academicyear. Rigby, a senior communications studies major,is a 2010 graduate of Centreville High School. Sheis the daughter of Peter and Susan Rigby.

James Madison University’s nationally recognizedmarching band, the Marching Royal Dukes, begintheir season with 485 members, the largest in theirhistory. The following students are members of the2013 Marching Royal Dukes: Joshua Benbow, ofCentreville, is a sophomore, majoring in music edu-cation and plays in the tuba section. Emily Oliver,of Centreville, is a sophomore, majoring in psychol-ogy and plays in the clarinet section. SarahSchweit, of Centreville, is a freshman, majoring inpsychology and plays in the clarinet section. ZackShealy, of Centreville, is a junior, majoring inmarketing and plays in the sax - tenor section. LilyTakahashi, of Centreville, is a sophomore, major-ing in psychology and plays in the guard section.

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we served 745 households with 24,000 bags offree food, and another 350 households with fi-nancial help. We hope the community will comeout for some exercise and help support their lo-cal nonprofit.”

And, added Bush, the need for help in the lo-cal area is quite significant. “It’s hard to believethat, in wealthy Fairfax County, around 70,000children and adults do not know where their nextmeal will come from,” she said. “WFCM works inour communities to give hard-working, yet strug-gling, individuals and families the support theyneed to catch up on bills and stay in their homes.”

But it’s such a huge task that WFCM can’t do italone. That’s why, said Bush, “We rely on indi-viduals, families, businesses, community groupsand churches to provide the volunteer and finan-cial support necessary to help our neighborsachieve financial self-sufficiency.”

It’s also why the Zumbathon means so muchto the organization. “Kelly is doing something re-ally important — and something we wish othersin our community would consider,” said Bush.“She’s taking something she enjoys and is pas-sionate about — teaching Zumba — and is turn-ing it into a way to raise much-needed fundingfor WFCM.”

Joedicke-Lawrence is looking forward to theevent, too. “Zumba is so much fun because youwork out to music,” she said.

“It’s like dancing, and you don’t even realize you’reworking out. And this event is for a great cause.”

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I went to visit my father the other day –at the cemetery – September 23rd was hisbirthday. He would have been 94. I had notrouble finding him; he was in his usualspot next to my mother of course, alsodeceased. My father often joked about hiscemetery plot: he wanted an aisle so if hehad to get up in the middle of the night fora glass of water, he wouldn’t disturb mymother. Presumably, when I stand over hisgrave and blather on about stuff – mostregularly about my life living with cancer, Iam not disturbing him. I really don’t knowfor sure since I receive very little feedback.It’s always quiet there, other than when I’mspeaking. But I wouldn’t expect anythingelse; after all, it’s a cemetery. Libraries arenoisy by comparison.

My father has been gone now nearlyseven years, since December 2006. (Mymother died two years later, nearly to theday.) Hardly has he ever been forgottenthough. I was an extremely lucky child. Ihad a great father who was devoted to hisfamily: me, my brother Richard and mymother, Ceil. There wasn’t anything hewouldn’t do for any of us. I miss him terri-bly, especially during baseball season. Heloved the Boston Red Sox and was fortu-nate, unlike some others his age (born in1919) to have actually witnessed a WorldSeries Championship in his lifetime (1918was the last Championship until 2004).There are New Englanders who duringtheir particular 86 years of life (the actuallength of the “Curse of the Bambino”) – orless, never celebrated a Championship; hedid in 2004. With the Red Sox back in theplayoffs this year for the first time in fouryears, my father’s memory looms large;(heck, he was a member of a “knotholegang,” attending games as a child duringthe Great Depression).

And though I readily admit I haven’t hadany two-way conversations with him at thecemetery, I have had – and continue tohave, although less frequently than in pre-vious years, the occasional dream where heappears or is present somehow. I don’trecall any real interactions of late: touch-ing, conversing, interacting, etc. In thepast, however, there have been a fewdreams where there was definite acknowl-edgment of one another, touching even,and a feeling that our connection was stillintact. I don’t know that I feel anything likethat when I visit him at the cemetery now.But given the fact that he’s buried a fewfeet below where I typically – and respect-fully, stand (off to the side, actually), hisphysical proximity to me there almosttrumps the cerebral-type dream interac-tions that we’ve shared since his death. Iwouldn’t want to have to choose betweenthe two. I like experiencing both. I hope hedoes as well.

My parents are resting peacefullyapproximately 20 minutes by car from myhouse. And though neither one is still alive,they both live on inside of me. I don’t thinkI could have survived having stage IV non-small lung cancer (a terminal diagnosis) foras long as I have without their wisdom andencouragement – in life and in death. I’mlucky still.

Kenny Lourie is an Advertising Representative forThe Potomac Almanac & The Connection Newspapers.

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he seventh annual K-9 Krawl is setfor Saturday, Oct. 19, in parking lotC of the Fairfax County Govern-

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The event was created to raise awarenessof issues surrounding domestic violence.And in observance of National DomesticViolence Awareness Month, Fairfax CountyPolice Department’s Victim Services Sectionis sponsoring the Krawl.

It remembers domestic-abuse victims andcelebrates its survivors, while remindingpeople that pets aren’t immune to domes-tic violence. Batterers often threaten, injure,maim, or kill their partners’ pets for thepurpose of revenge or control within rela-tionships.

The K-9 Krawl is free and all are welcome;bring a dog or borrow one from a friend,although walkers aren’t required to have acanine companion to participate. There’llbe domestic-violence resource tables, plusa deejay and goodie bags. And for a $10donation, people may have their pet’s por-trait taken by a professional photographer.For more information, call 703-814-7009.

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Electricity courses through wires inhomes, schools, and businesses just as bloodcourses through living creatures’ veins.While fictitious vampires materialize onHalloween and in “Twilight” movies, energyvampires are real. They can suck enoughelectricity to account for about 10 percentof a consumer’s electric bill. The NorthernVirginia Electric Cooperative says consum-ers don’t need garlic or wooden stakes tostop energy vampires — they need powerstrips.

According to EnergizeEfficiently, the av-erage American household has 40 devicesand appliances that constantly draw powerwhile in “standby mode.” These energyvampires include televisions, DVD and DVRplayers, video game boxes, computers, tab-lets, monitors, printers, “wall wart” charg-ers, AC adaptors, microwave ovens, anddigital picture frames.

How much phantom power electronicssneak depends on what the gadgets andappliances do. EnergizeEfficiently reportsthat a coffee maker uses only about one wattwhile a digital cable television box with DVRconsumes 44.6 watts when the DVR is notrecording and the TV is off. Consumers cansee power consumption for different elec-trical devices on the Lawrence BerkeleyNational Laboratory Standby Power Sum-mary Table. Consumers can learn moreabout wise energy use at www.novec.com/useitwisely12 and www.energizeefficiently.coop.

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Hidden Pond. 2:30 p.m. at ChantillyLibrary, 4000 Stringfellow Road.Children in grades K-6 can take ahands-on approach to find out hownature prepares for winter. Free.Registration required, 703-502-3883.

SUNDAY/OCT. 13Clifton Day. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Clifton.

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Pajama Storytime. 7 p.m. atChantilly Library, 4000 StringfellowRoad. Children ages 1-6 can wear pjsand enjoy bedtime stories. Free.Registration required, 703-502-3883.

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Theater Performance. 7 p.m. atChantilly High School. See “Evita.”$10/advance; $12/door. Visitwww.chantillyhsdrama.com fortickets.

THURSDAY/OCT. 17Theater Performance. 7 p.m. at

Chantilly High School. See “Evita.”$10/advance; $12/door. Visitwww.chantillyhsdrama.com fortickets.

Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. atChantilly Regional Library, 4000Stringfellow Road. Children in grades5-6 can discuss a book. Free. 703-502-3883.

FRIDAY/OCT. 18Book Sale. All day at Centreville

Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive.Browse books for all ages. 703-830-2223.

Craftsmen’s Fall Classic. 10 a.m.-6p.m. at Dulles Expo Center, 4320Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly.Browse over 350 artists. andcraftsmen’s works and wares,including furniture, photography,wood, fine art and more. $8/adult;$1/child age 6-12. Admission is goodfor all three days with free returnpass. Visit www.CraftShow.com formore.

Book Signing. 7 p.m. at NorwayHouse, 3846 Meredith Drive, Fairfax.Olav R. Crone-Aamot will lead theprogram. Free. Visitwww.norwadc.org or 703-573-5943.

Theater Performance. 7 p.m. atChantilly High School. See “Evita.”$10/advance; $12/door. Visitwww.chantillyhsdrama.com fortickets.

Haunted House and Carnival. 6p.m. at Westfield High School. Enjoycarnival games, face painting and ahaunted house. Costumesencouraged.

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The colors of autumn are allaround as pumpkins andsquash fill produce stands

and leaves change from green toorange, red and yellow before fall-ing from their branches.

Local designers and tastemakersare unveiling home accents thatbring the warm hues of the sea-son into the home. Whether using pillows, throwsor flowers, adding the colors and textures of fall re-quires less effort than one might expect.

“Emerald green, orange and turquoise are threeof the biggest color trends we’re seeing,” said MarcusBrowning of European Country Living in Old TownAlexandria. “Throws and pillows are a given, but youcan also tie in traditional and modern accessorieswith rugs, stained glass lamps with modern or intri-

cate designs.”David Mitchell of David

Mitchell Interior Design in Wash-ington used a similar style con-cept at a McLean home recently.“Wooden bowls are a great wayto bring in seasonal accessories,”said Mitchell. “Pottery Barn haslarge, vintage, carved woodbowls that are great for a side-board or coffee table, and you canfill them with mini pumpkins toadd a dash of orange to a neutralspace.”

Ann O’Shields, of The Nest Eggin Fairfax, said, “Hand-blownglass pumpkins are extremelypopular and a great way to add aclassic touch of fall in yourhome.”

Make use of fall foliage both in-side and outside of your home,advises O’Shields. “Wreaths for

fall are abundant, featuring leaves and small pump-kins, and are a great way to set the stage for falldécor,” she said. “Mantel decorating … is an easyway to create a focal point for fall in a room. Addleaves, fall candles, pumpkins and more to liven upa room.” Incorporating the hues of fall into a home’sexisting décor can help welcome the season in style.“Bringing in the colors of fall will add warmth toyour home as the air gets crisper,” said O’Shields.

Decorating for FallLocal designersoffer suggestionsfor bringing theharvest into yourhome.

Ann O’Shields, of The NestEgg in Fairfax, says hand-blown glass pumpkins area great way to add a touchof fall to one’s home.

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Meet Local Dairy Queen Owner, Harry AdhikariHarry Adhikari is living the American dream. Fourteen years after

starting as a worker in a Dairy Queen, he and his wife now own andoperate two Dairy Queen locations.

He was born in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, but now is anAmerican Citizen.

Harry Adhikari worked as an employee in the Dairy Queen loca-tion in Centreville for a full decade, and in the eleventh year, his hardwork paid off and he was able to buy the Vienna Dairy Queen. Overthe course of the next two years, Adhikari ran the Vienna DairyQueen alongside his wife Sita, who learned to run the Dairy Queenduring that time.

Then Harry Adhikari was able to take ownership of the CentrevilleDairy Queen location where he had previously worked.

After many years serving the community, Harry Adhikari is now afixture in the community. The children he served when he firstworked at the Dairy Queen in Centreville are now in college, but theystill stop by to say hello when they are home for summer vacation.

These Dairy Queen locations are truly a family business. Harryand Sita are hands-on owners, seeing to quality and customer serv-ice themselves, and their older daughter Sindhu Adhikari, a junior atCentreville High School, also helps out on weekends. (Sindhu’syounger sister is seven years old and a student at Centre RidgeElementary, so it will be a little while before she pitches in as well.)

Harry Adhikari can almost always be found in the Dairy Queenbecause what he really wants is for his customers to be happy, andto deliver the highest quality service and product. He wants to seethe happy smiles of his satisfied customers.

The Adhikari family is very grateful to their loyal local customersfor their smiles and their business.

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They Carry Over 25 Different Flavors of Blizzard®, Price Range $2.99to $4.99. They also have World Famous Dipped Cones.

Every Month there is a Blizzard® of the Month. Recently, they addedOrange Julius and Smoothies of Many Flavors like Mango Pineapple,Strawberry Banana and more, made with Real Fruit and Low Fat Yogurt.

Bring this Coupon and GetOn any Blizzard® oron any Royal Treats®$1.00 off

Place Your Birthday Cake Order and Get$3 off for 8” Round and $4 off for 10” Round.

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