Rescue Reston Fundraiser Moved to May 5

Winter gala postponed in anticipation of new May Board of Zoning Appeals hearing.

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 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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Connie Hartke January 25, 2013 at 06:40 PM
I want to share this article from today’s Post about rich property owners who have illegally clear cut along the Potomac River. http://bit.ly/clear-cut. Those with deep pockets will tear down what they want, pay the fine and beg forgiveness later. My daughter used to live just outside of Reston off West Ox Road. Next to her little house a developer built 7 or so big ones. That was their right. What wasn’t right was the morning she had to stand in front of their bulldozer which was about to tear into the woods in the back that was a protected wetland (or whatever the correct term for that particular spot was). She was on her cell calling everyone she knew to come help and she saved the spot! Was this an innocent mistake by the bulldozer operator? Or was it the developer’s plan? Either one doesn’t matter, once the trees are gone, they are gone. For those who think developing part of the golf course could be OK, please think about the metaphor of letting the camel’s nose into the tent.


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