This past Sunday, Aug. 25, members and friends of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon packaged 1,200 weekend meals for students at Hutchison Elementary School, where a large number of families are economically challenged. The two-hour event for the Help Hungry Kids program was for all ages, and more than 100 volunteers participated in assembling the bags. In addition to this annual event, Help Hungry Kids is sustained by individual volunteers and families that assemble and deliver packages to the church on the first Sunday of each month. Last year, approximately 80 children received these bags weekly throughout the school year. Floris UMC provided over 5,000 bags to Hutchison as well as other schools and organizations. Help Hungry Kids was developed to provide weekend supplemental food to children in need. The weekend meal bags contain 10 kid-friendly items, such as single-serving entrees, snack bars, fruit cups and juice. See a photo of all of the volunteers above.
Do you have a local blog? Or, do you dream of being a blogger? This Wednesday night, check out the Loudoun-Fairfax Local Bloggers meetup. The topic of this week’s meetup will be guest bloggers - ever wonder how to become a guest blogger? Or how to try and recruit guest bloggers for your own blog? What about working with guest bloggers who are also sponsors or advertisers? Come and learn more about the practice, and share best practices with each other as well. The meetup is free, but you must register on the group’s Meetup.com page ahead of time. Click here to for more information and where to go to register for the event.
Can you believe back-to-school is only a week away? If you have a child attending Herndon Elementary School this year, then mark your calendars for the fun back-to-school picnic happening this Friday at 1 p.m. Meet your child’s teacher, see the classroom they’ll be spending their days in, and then bring your picnic lunch for the gathering. HES students are welcome from 1-2 p.m., and then the event opens up to the public from 2-3 p.m. HES is located at 630 Dranesville Road.
Do you have a young hockey lover in your household? The Herndon-Reston Youth Field Hockey League is now open for sign-ups for the next season. Just visit www.herndonoptmists.org for more information including how to register.
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