Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Herndon-Reston FISH to Hold Annual Fundraising Event

Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicating to help families meet emergencies and short-term needs, will hold its 9th Annual Fish Fling Gala at the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Hotel on Saturday, April 26, from 6 to 11 p.m. This gala is FISH’s largest fundraising event to acquire the financial support for its Family Assistance Program. In 2013 FISH worked with over 1300 area families.

The 2014 FISH Fling Gala includes a sit-down dinner, an auction with dozens of great items, and live music by The Franklin Project band. The event also honors volunteers and partners who contribute to FISH’s effort. Fling chair, Susan Sather says, “This annual FISH Fling Gala is an important event for us to recognize our supporters, as well as to obtain funds for our program.”

The reservation for one person to attend this cocktail attire event is $85. There are five different sponsorship levels for the FISH Fling, including Angel Fish ($5,000), Big Fish ($2,500), Gold Fish ($1,000), Sail Fish ($500), and Sun Fish ($250).

For further information on the event and sponsorships, contact Fling@HerndonRestonFISH.org.

Help Save Paul’s Smiling Eyes

A live and silent auction will be held for Herndon neighbor, Paul Fitzgerald. He has bone marrow cancer and needs a Stem Cell Transplant. As the main breadwinner, he has been unable to work and faces additional unemployment. The fundraiser is at 7 p.m. on April 26 at the Church of the Epiphany, 3301 Hidden Meadow Drive, Herndon. It will include hors d’oeuvres and dessert as well as live entertainment from SRO. Please buy your tickets at http://tinyurl.com/paulssmilingeyes or at the door. Tickets are $25 per couple or $15 per individual.

Green Lizard Fun Ride Bike-A-Thon on May 10

The 2nd Annual Green Lizard Half-Century Fun Ride Bike-A-Thon, held in conjunction with Herndon Rotary Club, is Saturday, May 10. All proceeds will be utilized to support the Herndon Middle School’s Orchestra and Herndon High School’s Chorus, Band and All Night Grad Party.

Green Lizard Cycling will provide pre-ride bike checks and the Herndon Rotary will host the post-ride party 12:30-3 p.Mm at the Green Lizard tent, free to all participating cyclists.

Registration forms may be obtained in person at Green Lizard Cycling, across from the depot in downtown Herndon, 718 Lynn Street, Herndon or may be downloaded from the Green Lizard website www.greenlizardcycling.com

Advance registration, now through May 1, is $40; May 2-May 10 registration is $50. Payment can be made by mail or in person. Cash, check, debit or credit card accepted. For debit and credit card payment contact the Green Lizard at 703-707-BIKE (2453).

All riders may participate by securing a minimum of $50.00 in pledges in lieu of registration fee. Pledge sheet may be picked up the Green Lizard Cycling downloaded from their website. Pledge sheets must be presented at check-in.

General Information: An adult must accompany children under 15. Riders under 18 must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian. All riders must wear a helmet. Event includes- T-shirt available for pick up after the ride.