Rescue Reston has changed the date of its fundraiser from Jan. 26 to May 5.
The advocacy group, formed last summer in response to the owners of Reston National Golf Course's inquiry about whether the course could is zoned residential, was slated to have a winter gala this weekend in anticipation of a Jan. 30 Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals hearing.
However, the golf course owners recently asked the hearing be rescheduled to May 22, so the fundraiser will now more closely coincide with the new date.
The event has also been changed from a black tie-optional party to more casual Spring Into Action Bar-B-Que at 5 p.m. on May 5 at Hidden Creek Country Club.
Rescue Reston executive director John Pinkman says people who bought advance purchase tickets to the gala have been notified and that the ticket prices for the new event will be lower ($65 per person/cash bar) than the $100 for a January gala.
"The primary reason we hold events close to the BZA hearing(s) is to rally support for attendance," Pinkman wrote in an email to Rescue Reston members "As the [golf course ownership] asks for delays, we must change our plans."
"Citizen activist groups must be flexible and turn on a dime," he said. "This is one specific benefit that the Rescue Reston organization brings to the effort. Our task is to respond and recreate as necessary as we inform, inspire and motivate."
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