Angel Giving Tree Program, Holiday on the Avenue, Scottish Christmas Walk and More: This Week's Latest ACTion

Tags: Education, Angel Giving Tree program, Carson Scholars Fund, Children & Families, christmas, del ray, Dr. Roy Heron, Events, Featured, holiday on the avenue, J.C. Penny, Jefferson-Houston School, Salvation Army, Scottish Christmas Walk and Parade, UPS

  • This holiday season, J.C. Penny and the Salvation Army have teamed up to promote the Angel Giving Tree program.  The online program saw 40,000 people participate last year.  You can adopt Angels in Alexandria to help. U.S. citizens who register will be sent a wish list from someone in-need via e-mail, based on criteria they choose, and can purchase goods that UPS will ship for free!
  • On Friday, December 3rd, all Alexandrians are welcome to attend "Holiday on the Avenue"- Del Ray's holiday tree lighting.  It will take place from 6-9 PM and refreshments will be provided.  For more info, call (703) 746-3301.
  • Also that Friday and through the following Saturday, Old Town will play host to the 40th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade.  The parade itself begins at 11 AM on Saturday, and will feature over 100 Scottish clans, bagpipe players and more-all to celebrate Old Town's Scottish heritage.  To learn more, visit the Walk's official page.  Come join the festivities and look for ACT for Alexandria's marching brigade headed up by Executive Director John Porter!
  • Check out Gale Curcio's article about Dr. Roy Heron and his effort to help minority students at T.C. Williams High School become more invested in their education.  Dr. Heron recently founded the D.C. Metro Area Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund, which will hold its first fundraiser on Thursday, December 9th at the Embassy of New Zealand from 7-10 PM.
  • For those who've been following the possible redevelopment of Jefferson-Houston Elementary, you probably don't want to miss the Parker-Grey Growler's coverage of the final public meeting on this controversial project.

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