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County of Fairfax, Virginia
The McLean Community Center
Administrative Offices: 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean Va. 22101
www.mcleancenter.org
Media Contact:
Sabrina Anwah, Director of Communications
703-790-0123, TTY: 711
sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 30, 2018
018-031


A Short Guide on What to Expect at McLean Day 2018 


  
McLean, Va.—Here’s a primer on what to expect at this year’s McLean Day festival, along with a brief history of the event. McLean Day 2018 is produced by the McLean Community Center (MCC). The festival will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd. Admission is free.

 

Stay in the Know – Get the McLean Day App
New this year—the Whova McLean Day App! Stay in the know about festival happenings by downloading the free Whova app from The App Store or Google Play. Download the Whova App and search for “McLean Day 2018” on May 19.

 

Large Ride Preview
The party starts early this year! On Friday, May 18, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. patrons can come to Lewinsville Park to enjoy the large, ticketed amusement rides just inside the entrance on Chain Bridge Rd. Ride prices vary and some rides have height requirements. 


 
History of a Festival
Now in its 103rd year, McLean Day began in 1915 when the McLean School and Civic League sponsored a festival to raise funds for school and community projects. Throughout the years, various community organizations kept it going, until MCC began producing it in the mid-1970s. In 1988 it moved to Lewinsville Park where it has remained.

 

Your Vote is Your Voice
Nine Dranesville District 1A residents are running for seats on MCC’s 2018-2019 Governing Board. Four adults are vying for three adult seats and five teens are vying for two student seats (one for the Langley High School boundary area and one for the McLean High School boundary area) on the 11-member board. The election will be held at the park from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Only residents of Dranesville District 1A may cast votes. Absentee voting is available through Wednesday, May 16. Voting instructions and candidate information are available online at the Center’s website: https://www.mcleancenter.org/about/candidates. 

 

Rides and More Amusements
A variety of popular large amusement rides can be enjoyed at McLean Day. Younger children can enjoy a “Kids’ Way” area that features ticketed rides especially for them. There will also be several free games and activities all over the park, including Bubble Ball, a climbing wall, laser tag and Squeals on Wheels Petting Zoo.

 

Carnival 
Come hungry to McLean Day! The food options are numerous as food trucks are located around the park. Two large covered tents with picnic tables are conveniently located close to food vendors.

 

Music, Martial Arts & McLean Community Players 
McLean Day now has two stages for entertainment—which means there is something for everyone to enjoy. Main Stage acts include: Mars Rodeo, Abada-Capoeira DC, The Harry Bells, The McLean Community Players and Still Surfin'. In addition, the McLean Citizens Association will present its annual Teen Character Awards at 3 p.m. Returning for a second year, is the Children's Stage. Performers include students enrolled in Joy of Dance classes at MCC, as well as popular children's entertainers Alex and The Kaleidoscope, Rocknoceros and Mister G.

 

Free Parking and Shuttle Service
Parking is not available at Lewinsville Park on the day of the festival, so MCC strongly encourages participants to use its free shuttle service. Starting at 10:25 a.m. and running through 6 p.m., shuttle buses will run from the park to three satellite parking sites: McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Rd.; Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd.; and Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1545 Chain Bridge Rd.


Let’s All Have Fun
Balloons, cigarettes, alcohol or other controlled substances are not permitted on the park grounds. Political candidates, exhibitors and other venders must contain their activities to their assigned booths. Soliciting is not allowed on the grounds of the park during McLean Day. Patrons are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious activities to Center staff and Police and Fire personnel.

For festival updates, driving directions, shuttle bus stop locations and a festival area map, visit: www.mcleancenter.org/special-events or call the Center at 703-790-0123/TTY: 711. The Center’s telephone will be answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day of the festival.

 


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The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.

To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.

 

County of Fairfax, Virginia
The McLean Community Center
Administrative Offices: 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean Va. 22101
www.mcleancenter.org

Media Contact:
Sabrina Anwah, Director of Communications
703-790-0123, TTY: 711
sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov

Editors Please Note: We do not have a photo of Kimya Shirazi.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
018-033

 

District residents encouraged to vote for new McLean Community Center Governing Board members
Three Adult, Two Teen Positions Open

 

McLean, Va. — On Saturday, May 19, the McLean Community Center’s (MCC) annual Governing Board elections will take place at McLean Day 2018. Residents of Dranesville Small District 1A can cast their votes from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd.

The board sets policy and provides general oversight for all programs of the Center and its facilities, including the Robert Ames Alden Theatre and the Old Firehouse Teen Center. Three adult positions and two youth positions are open this year. The adult candidates who receive the three-highest vote counts will serve three-year (3) terms. Youth candidates, one from the McLean High School boundary area and one from the Langley High School boundary area, will serve one-year (1) terms. Youth candidates do not have to attend these schools to serve on the board.

 

Adult Candidate Personal Statements


Maria Foderaro-Guertin
I’m excited to run as a candidate for the board of the McLean Community Center. My husband and I have lived in McLean for 14 years. We’re grateful to be raising our twins in such a wonderful community. I have been a foreign language and history teacher for 20 years. I have broad experience working with companies and nonprofits facing budget challenges. I’ve been pleased to work with many organizations advancing core values my parents instilled in me: volunteerism and hard work. With your vote, I will continue that work with our board to expand offerings for our vibrant community.

 

Carole Herrick
McLean Community Center opened in 1975; thus, it has served residents of Small District 1A for 43 years. It is the community’s jewel. Among its many features, the center provides community information, classes, lectures, meeting space, a kitchen, the Susan B. DuVal Art Studio, the MPA gallery, the Alden Theatre and a teen center. Years ago, I served three terms on the Governing Board, followed by Friends of MCC. Soon a more modern center will open. I hope to be the connection with the vision of those who created the original center and those providing a vision for its future.

 

Terri Markwart
As a member of the McLean Community Center Board, I will support the mission of the Center by promoting a sense of community through its programs and renovated facilities while respecting the tax dollars of the residents of Small District 1A. I am an 18-year resident of McLean with three children in our public schools. As Langley High School’s past PTSA President, former GMU adjunct professor, member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, TEDxTysons, Tysons Interfaith, Safe Community Coalition and McLean Youth/Langley athletics volunteer, my experience will work for the residents of Greater McLean. Thank you for your vote.

 

Raj Mehra
I am running for a seat on the McLean Community Center board because I care deeply about the community. My family has been residents of McLean since 2003 and my wife and daughters grew up in McLean. We are supporters of the McLean Project for the Arts, I have served for the last five years on the board of the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce and when my children were younger, I was a coach for McLean Youth Soccer and McLean Basketball. The charm of McLean is what I treasure most, and I want to help preserve this.

 

Youth Candidate Personal Statements

 

Langley High School Boundary Area Candidates

 

Brian Kim
Hello, my name is Brian and I am a student at Langley High School. I am running for a position on the Governing Board to become an active member of my community. I have had previous
experiences as a campaign organizer at the Fairfax County Democratic Committee, an intern at Sejong Geriatric Hospital and a volunteer at Sibley Memorial Hospital. At Langley, I am a member of the Debate Team and Varsity Golf Team. Overall, I am not only interested in working with professionals and other students, but also eager to participate in the administration of McLean.

 

Megan Markwart
A lifelong McLean resident and sophomore at Langley, I’ve been attending MCC programs since I was born—tagging along with my siblings to Music Together class. Redeemer Lutheran
Church and my family taught me the importance of giving back and sports taught me the value of working together as a team. I work at McLean Hardware, play Langley Field Hockey, JV Soccer Captain and elected Class of 2020 SGA representative. I am also interested in being part of the discussion about how to increase youth programming at the Old Firehouse and the
newly renovated MCC. Thank you for your vote.


McLean High School Boundary Area Candidates

Serena Aurora
I believe that student governors have a special role and should always try to assess issues and decisions from the point of view of other students. Being student governor is about making sure
that all perspectives are considered. I want to become a youth governor to learn more about how the community is run and to support the people in it. I have gained many experiences ranging
from leading and participating in various committees to holding leadership roles. In all, I want to have a better understanding of the main concerns and policies that affect the children in our community.

 

Lauren Herzberg
I am a second-generation McLean resident; I love this town and the people that make it up. McLean High School has fostered my love for field hockey, where I was JV captain and
Varsity player, developed my interest in business through DECA and spurred by fascination with the Spanish language. My true passion lies in serving others. I volunteer for Jill’s House, where
I provide care for children with disabilities. I pledge to implement my love for service into the McLean Community Center and promote leadership programs to prepare McLean’s youth for the future.

 

Kimya Shirazi
The identity of a community is characterized by the degree to which its members are engaged with one another. As a member of the McLean community for 16 years, I’ve always felt the unique sense of inclusion that its people, events and resources offer. I’m currently a junior at McLean High School who is running for the McLean student position on the McLean Community Center Board. My primary intention for wanting this position is because I aim to play an influential role in heightening McLean’s collective involvement, the same quality which I admire about the community in the first place.

 

Write-in Candidates are allowed. Write-in candidates must receive at least 10 votes from 10 residents of the Center’s tax district to have their votes counted. For youth write-in candidates, the 10 votes must come from teens who live within the same high school boundary area as the candidate.

 

Absentee ballots are available. A resident may request an absentee ballot package by phone (703-790-0123, TTY: 711) or email (elections@mcleancenter.org), or may pick one up at three of MCC’s sites: Administrative Offices, at 6631 Old Dominion Dr.; Class Program/Registration Office, at 6645 Old Dominion Dr.; or The Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. Completed absentee voting affidavits and ballots must be received at one of the three sites by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16.

 

For more information on the MCC Governing Board Elections, call the Center at 703-790-0123/TTY: 711 or visit: https://bit.ly/2w1KlcV.

 

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The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.
To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.

County of Fairfax, Virginia
The McLean Community Center
Administrative Offices: 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean Va. 22101
www.mcleancenter.org

 

Media Contact:
Sabrina Anwah, Director of Communications
703-790-0123, TTY: 711
sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov

 

Photo captions
mcleanhistory 1.jpg: H.A. Storms’ General Store and Post Office, corner of Elm St. and Chain Bridge Rd.
mcleanhistory 2.jpg: Tysons Corner, Route 7 and 123, looking south to Vienna. Circa, 1935

mcleanhistory 3.jpg: A.L. Stocks’ Beauty - Barber Shop, corner of Elm St. and Chain Bridge Rd.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 3, 2018
018-035

 

McLean Day has been a happy part of McLean history for 103 years

 

McLean, Va.— When May 19 arrives and Lewinsville Park comes alive with all the fun and activity that is McLean Day, a longtime, happy tradition for the residents of Dranesville District 1A will again evolve. Now in its 103rd year, the festival is ingrained in the history of the community. McLean Day 2018 will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd. Produced by the McLean Community Center (MCC), the event is free and open to the public.

 

McLean Day was established in 1915 and was the first festival of its kind in Fairfax County. It was created by the McLean School and Civic League and the McLean Volunteer Fire Department as a fundraiser for Franklin Sherman School. Originally, it was a week-long festival, and for years it was held on the Saturday preceding the Democratic Primary in August. In ensuing years, the festival took on a variety of forms and acquired several sponsoring organizations.

 

In 1973, MCC cosponsored McLean Day with SHARE of McLean and eventually became it’s sole producer, as it remains today. MCC is happy to be a part of an event that has created so many happy memories for members of its community.

 

For more information, visit: www.mcleancenter.org/special-events or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. The Center’s telephone will be answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day of the festival.
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The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.
To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.

 

 

 

 

County of Fairfax, Virginia
The McLean Community Center
Administrative Offices: 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean Va. 22101
www.mcleancenter.org

Media Contact:
Sabrina Anwah, Director of Communications
703-790-0123, TTY: 711
sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
018-034

 

There’s lots of delicious and nutritious food options at McLean Day 2018

 

McLean, Va.— Crepes, empanadas, lobster, halal gyros, pizza, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, funnel cakes, shaved iced and ice cream are just a few of the many food offerings to be found at McLean Day 2018. Patrons can pick up a snack, a full, nutritious meal, and delicious desserts while at the event. The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd. McLean Day is produced by the McLean Community Center. Admission is free.

 

Crepe Love, LLC.
https://www.crepelovecatering.com
Sweet and savory crepes: Nutella, Fraise Amour, Coco Loco, Monsieur, Jean’s Dijon, Farmer Joe, S’more, Carnivale and water.

 

Empanadas de Mendoza
https://empanadasdemendoza.com
Empanadas, fries, slaw, churros, Alfajores cookies, soda and water.

 

Oasis Concessions
https://www.facebook.com/OasisConcessions
Frozen smoothies and lemonade, shaved ice, cotton candy and popcorn.

 

Red Hook Lobster Pound
http://www.redhooklobster.com
Maine lobster rolls, shrimp rolls, clam chowder, lobster mac and cheese, coleslaw, potato salad, chips, drinks and whoopie pies.

 

McLean Rotary Club
http://www.mcleanrotary.org
Pizza, hot dogs, bananas, chips, cookies, soda and water.

 

Ride Concession Trailers
Corn dogs, funnel cakes, popcorn, ice cream, soda, coffee and water.

 

Scoops 2U
http://www.scoops2u.com
Super premium ice cream flavors: Cookies 'n' Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, Sweet 'n' Salty Caramel and Jacked Up Chocolate.

 

Tasty Kebab Gyro, Inc.
http://tastykabobinc.com
Lamb or chicken gyro, lamb, chicken or chickpeas over rice, choice of two sides, water, soda and Snapple.

 

The Big Cheese
https://www.bigcheesetruck.com
Grilled cheese sandwiches: The Full Vermonty, Thrilled Cheese, Caprese, Fuji, Kids’ Grilled Cheese, gazpacho, lemonade and water.

 

For more information, visit: www.mcleancenter.org/special-events or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. The Center’s telephone will be answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day of the festival.
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The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.
To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.

County of Fairfax, Virginia
The McLean Community Center
Administrative Offices: 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean Va. 22101
www.mcleancenter.org

Media Contact:
Sabrina Anwah, Director of Communications
703-790-0123, TTY: 711
sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 7, 2018
018-038

 

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appoints new members to the McLean Community Center Governing Board

 

McLean, Va.—At the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting on Tuesday, June 5, the BOS appointed five new members to the McLean Community Center’s Governing Board. New adult members are Carole Herrick, Raj Mehra and Terri Markwart, who will serve three-year terms. The Langley High School boundary area member is Megan Markwart and the McLean High School Boundary area member is Lauren Herzberg. The two teen members will serve one-year terms. 

 

The five residents of Small District 1A-Dranesville won seats on the MCC Governing Board by getting the highest number of votes at the Board election, which was held at the McLean Day 2018 festival on Saturday, May 19, at Lewinsville Park. The League of Women Voters acted as tellers.

 

MCC Governing Board Elections & Nominations Committee Chair Kat Kehoe certified the results to Dranesville District Supervisor John W. Foust, who presented the successful candidates’ names to the BOS on Tuesday.


Total Ballots Cast                
                               Absentee Voters        McLean Day Voters        Total Voters
Total Adult Voters:                 261                      221                        482
Total Youth Voters:                  38                       63                         101
Total All Voters:                     299                     284                         583

Individual Votes for Adult Candidates

Candidates (in alphabetical order)  Absentee/In-Person   Total Votes    
Maria Foderaro-Guertin                      114/106                      220
Carole Herrick                                    183/129                      312
Terri Markwart                                   113/112                       225
Raj Mehra                                           128/98                        226
Write-In                                                    2/6                            8
Total Adult Votes                               540/451                       991          


Individual Votes for Youth Candidates

Langley High School Area Representative            

Candidates (in alphabetical order)      Absentee/In-Person                 Total Votes    
Brian Kim                                                   45/24                                        69
Megan Markwart                                        50/35                                        85
Write-In                                                       0/0                                           0           
Total Langley Votes                                    5/59                                       154


McLean High School Area Representative

Candidates (in alphabetical order)    Absentee/In-Person                           Total Votes    
Serena Aurora                                          19/6                                               25
Lauren Herzberg                                     68/50                                            118
Kimya Shirazi                                           11/5                                               16
Write-In                                                     7/0                                                 7           
Total McLean Votes                               105/61                                            166

Total Youth Votes                                200/120                                            320

Total Votes Cast                                   740/571                                          1311
                           
The MCC Election and Nominations Committee certified the winners as:

Adults, three-year terms: Carole Herrick, Raj Mehra and Terri Markwart.

Youth, one-year term – Langley High School area: Megan Markwart.

Youth, one-year term – McLean High School area: Lauren Herzberg.


The new board members took their seats on the MCC Governing Board at the board’s regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 6. Officers were elected for the 2018-2019 Board term, with the following results: Paul Kohlenberger, Chair; Desi Woltman, Vice-Chair; Julie Waters, Secretary; Elizabeth John, Treasurer.

For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: https://bit.ly/2JfvDFc.
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The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.
To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.

 

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