Restonians Honored for Volunteer Service
Several Reston volunteers were honored for their service at the 20th annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards on Friday.
The event, organized by Volunteer Fairfax and sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, was held at Waterford at Springfield.
Among the 117 honorees:
- Richard and Peg Brown, volunteers at Reston Interfaith, for the Family Volunteer Award.
- Jean Pacelli, volunteer at Reston Interfaith, a Rising Star Award and the Benchmark 250 Award.
- United Christian Parish (represented by Marilyn Silvey), for Fairfax's Adult Volunteer Group of the year.
The Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards honors volunteers who are dedicated to improving life in Fairfax County. Whether they are helping neighbors in need, or building communities, volunteers are always finding new ways to Continue the Legacy of Service, the theme of this year’s event. Individuals and groups will be honored for their work supporting such causes as mentoring children, the arts, healthcare programs, therapeutic recreation, animal rescue, homelessness and hunger.
“Every day in Fairfax County, volunteers donate their time and talents to touch lives and to build stronger communities,” said Jeanne Sanders, Executive Director of Volunteer Fairfax, said in a statement. “We honor those volunteers for not only the work they have done but for the inspiration they have provided to so many. These individuals and groups have made a tremendous change in our county and truly continue the legacy of service.”