Mark your calendars for a fun day at Dulles airport this Saturday. Yes, you read that right – a fun day at the airport! This Saturday, Sept. 14 is the 21st annual Dulles Day Plane Pull and Family Festival, on site at the airport. The event benefits Special Olympics Northern Virginia. This year, four groups based out of Herndon, out of 70 competing in all, will be competing in the event’s premiere challenge – to see who can pull an 82-ton FedEx cargo jet 12 feet in the shortest period of time! The groups include employees from Cisco, from the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, from the Westin Washington-Dulles hotel, and from “ikPunjabi,” a locally-based global, nonpolitical, nonreligious, nonprofit organization that celebrates Punjabi culture and fosters communities among the local Punjabi communities. In addition to the Plane Pull, other features of the event include live music, a pizza-eating contest, airplane displays, tours of the active runways, kids’ play areas with bounce-houses and a dunk tank, a classic car show, food and refreshments, and much more. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, including a site map, visit http://www.planepull.com.
Is your Herndon High student looking for a challenging extra-curricular activity? Herndon High’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) recently announced a new Auxiliary Cadet Program, which allows students to participate in all Corps activities – such as athletics, rifle marksmanship, orienteering, color guard, drill competitions, community service, the Military Ball, and travel – as an extra-curricular program. Auxiliary Cadets choose the activities they’re interested in, that fit into their schedules. Participation helps students develop self-confidence, strong leadership skills and discipline, as well as an appreciation for the talents of all team members, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. To learn more about the program and about Herndon’s NJROTC, click here to read their announcement on Patch.
Having a yard sale? Tell your neighbors about it by posting it on Herndon Patch! Just go to the homepage, log in, and click on Boards. Type your information into the box – and you can even attach a photo or flier if you like – and then select the board you want to post it to (Announcements, Buy/Sell/Trade or Town Square would all work well). Click ‘Post Now’ and you’re done! Check out this announcement for a large multi-family sale happening this Saturday! Questions? E-mail the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beer, bourbon, and barbecue – mmmm, who wouldn’t like that combination? Next Saturday, Sept. 21, the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival comes to the nearby Reston Town Center. Never heard of it before? That’s because it’s a brand-new event! Your ticket gets you unlimited beer and bourbon tastings from master distillers, talks and seminars with distillers to share their methods with you, an array of tasty BBQ vendors to eat from, live music, cigar smoking, artisan booth shopping and more. It all takes place next Saturday from 12-6 p.m. How much does it cost? There are a variety of ticket options depending on how “VIP” you want to get. Click here for more information on ticket packages or to purchase – and don’t wait too long, because some packages are already selling out! You can also take a moment to check out local website Tims.us and enter to win a four-pack of tickets, worth $70 – last day to enter is Wednesday!
Are you a fan of Herndon High sports? We’re looking for fans, students, coaches, teachers or parents of players who can help us with recaps of local games, photos from games, or score reports. Football, field hockey, soccer – we want it all! If you want to help show your team some love by helping to get them some press coverage, please e=mail Herndon Patch Editor Jennifer van der Kleut at email@example.com or call her at 571-217-6241.
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