Reston 50/100: Founder’s Day

Be part of history by attending or volunteering at Reston's 50th Anniversary Celebration and Bob Simon's 100th birthday. Volunteers will have exclusive access and have a chance to meet Bob Simon in person. 

The program will include recognition by elected officials, performances by local musicians, and activities for all ages. After the program, join us at the Reston Museum for cake to wish Robert Simon a happy birthday. Celebrate Reston’s first 50 years on the plaza at Lake Anne where it all started. 

The Reston Historic Trust (RHT) is an established community organization that preserves the past, informs the present, and influences the future of Reston through its educational programs. 


Details:

Non-Volunteers:
The event is 12:00 - 3:00pm
Please bring your friends and family. Please also RSVP


Volunteers:
11:00am - Volunteer Orientation and T-shirt Pickup
Location: Reston Museum, on the plaza
Please RSVP and COMMENT so that we know to expect you're help. More details to follow.

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  • Katie J.

    Just a reminder to all my 50/100 Founder's Day volunteers, we are hosting a thank you reception this Wednesday, April 23 at 6pm. If you think you can make it please respond to me at [masked]. Hope to see you there!

    April 21, 2014

    • Nicholas H.

      Wish i could go but Amanda teaches at Mason on Wednesdays and I will be home watching the kids. Thank you for hosting this reception, Katie. - Nicholas

      April 21, 2014

  • Katie J.

    Hello 50/100 volunteers! We at the Reston Museum would like to thank you again for all your hard work during Founder's Day. The event could not have been a success without you! We would like to invite all the volunteers who participated in this year's event to a thank you get-together here at the Museum on Wednesday, April 23 at 6pm. We will provide a light dinner. If you can make it, please RSVP to me at [masked]. Thank you so much!

    1 · April 8, 2014

    • Younes A.

      Count me in. thank you

      April 8, 2014

    • Elena V.

      Hi Katie, I will be there with a +1. See you then!

      April 8, 2014

  • Ambika

    Awww...sorry I missed the tent and table take down. Great seeing everyone and Carolyn it was great working with you. Thank you Katie as well for the awesome coordination!

    April 5, 2014

  • Younes A.

    Hi guys, thank you for showing-up and landing a hand. Special thanks to Elena and Mike for keeping me company for 6 hours in the wind tunnel!
    We have 2 great looking Birthday banners for Mr. Simon. Extra thanks to the volunteers that stayed until the end and helped take down all the tents and tables.

    April 5, 2014

  • Carolyn F.

    Good meetup for a great cause!

    April 5, 2014

  • Nicholas H.

    Hi Katie - Amanda and I will try to be there by 9:30am. Since the original request and event details was to have people show up at 11:00am I suspect that is when many of the volunteers have planned to be available. If anyone can show up early that is great but I don't want to discourage any volunteers that can't make it until 11:00am if that is the earliest they can make it.

    April 5, 2014

    • Younes A.

      I'll be there at 9:15am for registration.

      April 5, 2014

    • Katie J.

      Nicholas, I totally agree! Thanks for clearing it up!

      April 5, 2014

  • April

    My friend, parents and I plan to volunteer from 1 to 2PM or earlier.

    April 5, 2014

  • Katie J.

    Hello 50/100 Founder's Day volunteers! It is important to note that we have you all scheduled to arrive at 9:30am not 11:00am as listed in the details of the original posting. If you do not think you will be here at 9:30am, please let me know at [masked] or on this post so we can plan accordingly. Thanks!

    April 4, 2014

  • Younes A.

    I'd love to volunteer, but I am confused. The header post says 11am for volunteer registration, while a post below from Katie says 9:30am. When should I show up?

    April 4, 2014

    • Katie J.

      9:30am. The original post was created before we had set up our schedule. Thanks for asking!

      April 4, 2014

  • Joan

    Hi all, I'm still planning to help out, but I can only make it from[masked]

    April 4, 2014

    • Katie J.

      Joan, thanks for the heads up! I'll switch around my volunteer schedule to make that work. Just check in at the Museum.

      April 4, 2014

  • Katie J.

    One last thing for Founder's Day volunteers. Parking will be limited for the event so we ask that our volunteers park at the Buddhist Foundation. We have permission from the Foundation to use their parking area for volunteers. This lot is on Moorings Road, off North Shore Drive. Moorings Road is on the right, opposite the entrance to the Crescent Apartments. Take the first right off Moorings and then an immediate right to enter the Buddhist Parking area. Continue driving down the driveway until you come to the pathway that leads to Chimney House parking and the stairs to the breezeway next to Jasmine Cafe leading to the Plaza. The check-in desk will be in front of the Museum.

    March 31, 2014

  • Katie J.

    Hello 50/100 Volunteers! My name is Katie Jones and I am the Executive Director at the Reston Museum. We are looking forward to having you all come out and help on Founder's Day, Saturday, April 5. Volunteer orientation will begin at 9:30am. You may check-in between 9:15am and 9:30am at the volunteer check-in table in front of the Reston Museum at 1639 Washington Plaza on Lake Anne Plaza. At check-in you can pick up your shirt for the event. We would like you to wear your shirt while volunteering so that you will be recognizable on the plaza as a volunteer. You will all be given your responsibilities for the event during orientation.

    Volunteer responsibilities will begin at 10am and continue until 3pm. We will provide you with refreshments during the event.

    I look forward to meeting everyone. If you have questions about the event, your responsibilities, or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact me at [masked].

    Thanks again for the help!

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Irina

    I will be volunteering!

    March 25, 2014

  • Elena V.

    Hi all! I'll be there to help volunteer also. This is my first event with RYP and really looking forward to it!

    March 22, 2014

  • Irina

    count me in to volunteer!

    March 22, 2014

  • Jason W.

    I'll be volunteering. See you all then!

    March 18, 2014

  • Joan

    I will volunteer!

    March 17, 2014

  • Ambika

    I'm tentatively putting this down. Will know closer to the date...

    February 9, 2014

    • Ambika

      I can make it...see you then.

      March 16, 2014

  • April

    I may be able to volunteer.

    February 10, 2014

  • Carolyn F.

    At this point, I'd like to sign up as a volunteer.

    February 9, 2014

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