Friends, family, acquaintances and organizations who know and work with Dave Sinclair gathered at Tuesday's Herndon Town Council meeting as he was honored by the town for his volunteer work.
Sinclair, who is moving to Charleston, SC for his retirement, has been a longtime volunteer in the town.
Many people in Herndon recognize Sinclair because of the beaded messages he strings on his beard, or from events such as Friday Night Live. He's often seen at Herndon events behind a camera for Herndon Community Television, and at Elden Street Players' Industrial Strength Theatre.
Sinclair has been the volunteer coordinator for Friday Night Live for many years and first began volunteering with FNL in 1996. He has spent many years volunteering with the Elden Street Players and has served as vice president and house manager of the organization. He has also served as an engineer at Herndon Community Television for more than 10 years, including serving as vice president of HCTV.
In addition to being honored by the town, Sinclair received the Town of Herndon's Distinguished Service Award at the Mayor's Volunteer Appreciation Night in 2004, and received the Rotary Club of Herndon's Citizen of the Year Award in 2007.
During Tuesday's council meeting, Sinclair was honored for his role in helping to make Herndon a better place to live. Leaders from FNL, ESP and HCTV said he will be difficult to replace with his invaluable skills and ability to make any task fun.
Sinclair said the reason he volunteers is because it is fun and because of all the people he's been able to work with during his years as a volunteer.
He said FNL and ESP likely already have his position covered, but wanted to let everyone know HCTV could use more volunteers as camera operators and engineers.
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