June 14, 2012
To the Editor of the Falls Church Times:
On behalf of the 2012 Relay for Life of Falls Church Committee, I want to thank all of those who contributed to the success of the recent 6th annual relay, which was held on June 2nd at George Mason High School.
Relay for Life is a volunteer-driven community event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Through the hard work and tireless support of our teams, chaperones, cancer survivors and volunteers we raised more than $90,000 … and still counting.
Many organizations in our community also participated in this success, by showing their support before and/or during the event. These include the businesses who participated in our Paint the Town Purple event to bring awareness to Relay; Anthony’s Restaurant, Apna Bazaar, Argia’s Restaurant, Bikenetic, Brown’s Hardware, Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, Crisp and Juicy, Curves, Dogwood Tavern, Don Beyer Volvo, Falls Church Antique Center, Father & Son Barber Shop, Flippin Pizza, Ideal Town Kitchen and Bath, Ireland’s Four Provinces, Mad Fox Brewing Company, Natalia’s Elegant Creations, Pho 88, and Potomac Cleaners.
We also had several companies who made donations or sponsored activities at the Bark for Life of Falls Church, a non-competitive walk for dogs and their owners which helped bring awareness to the community about Relay. These include Dogma Bakery, KSR Pet Care, Old Dominion Animal Health Center, Unleashed Abilities, Wylie Wagg and Fany (K-9) and her handler Sgt. Gregory M. Stone, K-9 Unit Commander Special Operations Division.
We have many companies to thank for their generous sponsorships and donations that made Relay so special for all of our participants; Bruegger’s Bagels, Edible Arrangements, Falls Church Florist, Famous Dave’s Barbeque, Fleets Bay Charitable Trust, Giant Foods, Kendall’s Cakes, Natalia’s Elegant Creations, Olive Garden Restaurant, Open Kitchen, Papa John’s Pizza, Pie Tanza, Starbuck’s at Broaddale, TATI, and Trader Joe’s.
We would also like to give a special thanks to Gary Mester who has been our official photographer for Relay and Bark for Life for several years. We greatly appreciate his continual support in donating his time and photography services for our events.
Most of all, thank you to our supportive Little City community family – the Falls Church City Schools, the Falls Church Community Center and the Falls Church Parks and Recreation Department. We appreciate all of your help with the many logistics involved in this event.
With your continued support, we can win the fight against cancer in our lifetime. We hope to see you all next year at the Relay for Life of Falls Church event in 2013!
Volunteer Event Chair
Relay For Life of Falls Church
By FALLS CHURCH CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
June 14, 2012
NOTE: This report is not a definitive list of all criminal activity and is subject to change upon investigation.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle, 100 block Falls Ave. On June 5, an officer found a vehicle stolen from Prince George’s County, MD after receiving a parking complaint for the vehicle.
Destruction of Property, 1300 block Seaton Ln. On June 5, an unknown suspect(s) cut an electric wire to an exterior light.
Urinating In Public, 1000 block W. Broad St. ( West End Plaza ) On June 5, a 44 year old Springfied man was arrested and released on summons for Urinating In Public.
Driving Under the Influence and Refusal to Submit to Blood or Breath Test, 600 block E. Columbia St . On June 9, an officer conducted a traffic stop for a motor vehicle violation. The driver, a 23 year old Arlington man, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Refusal to Submit to a Blood or Breath Test.
Burglary, 300 block W. Broad St. On June 9, an unknown suspect(s) stole cash, and various personal items between 4 p.m. on June 8 and 12:30 a.m. on June 9.
Fugitive from Justice and Public Drunkenness, 100 block W. Broad St . On June 10, a 48 year old male with no fixed address, was arrested for Public Drunkenness. He was also wanted in Pennsylvania for various burglary, trespassing, and disorderly conduct charges.
Larceny from Vehicle, 200 block W. Columbia St . On June 11, an unknown suspect(s) stole a ladder from a vehicle.