Making Alexandria a Great Community for all Ages\r\nBy Mary Wadland\r\nSenior Services of Alexandria\u2019s (SSA) Annual Gala, with over 350 expected guests, happens Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Westin Alexandria from 6 \u2013 10 pm, and pays tribute to individuals who have helped make Alexandria a caring and compassionate community for everyone. The gala continues its history of honoring a family who has passed down a tradition of community service.\r\nThis year\u2019s honorees are: Congressman Don Beyer and his daughter Stephanie Beyer Kirby; Hon. Lynnwood Campbell and Jen Walker.\r\n\r\nCongressman Don Beyer is serving his second term as the United States Representative from Virginia\u2019s 8th District that includes the City of Alexandria. He served as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, and Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein under President Obama. Mr. Beyer has spent four decades building his family business in Northern Virginia and serving the community tackling issues such as high-school dropout prevention and prevention of teen pregnancy and was the co-founder of the Northern Virginia Technology Council.\r\nStephanie Beyer Kirby has continued the family tradition of service not only in the family business, serving as Vice President with the Beyer Auto Group, but giving back to her community. She is active with the Chamber of Commerce, the non-profit RunningBrooke and Inova Alexandria\u2019s Quality Board. She recently joined the event planning and fundraising efforts for Maury Elementary's 10th Anniversary PTA Gala.\r\n\r\nLynnwood Campbell is a life-long resident of Alexandria and has had a major impact on Alexandria\u2019s public schools and policies toward children, older adults, human rights, the city budget and charitable giving. He\u2019s served on numerous non-profit boards including the Chairman of Senior Services of Alexandria. He worked at Price Waterhouse and retired from Federal Service from the Department of Treasury after 32 years. In 2011, Lynnwood was named as a Living Legend of Alexandria. Of his contributions, Lynnwood says simply, \u201cPeople asked me to serve, and I served.\u201d\r\n\r\nJen Walker has made significant contributions to the Alexandria community for more than 20 years. Her name is synonymous with community, and she has earned incredible respect from her peers and Alexandria residents for her generosity. She has been involved in countless non-profit activities and leadership roles in Alexandria including Art on the Avenue, First Night Alexandria, Alive!, Senior Services of Alexandria and numerous other organizations. Jen Walker manages a full-time career with McEnearney Associates Realtors while giving back to her community.\r\n\u201cSSA is proud to honor those who have helped make Alexandria a great community for all ages,\u201d said Jack Fannon, Board Chair of Senior Services of Alexandria. \u201cWe will also honor Alexandria\u2019s seniors who rely on the programs and services that SSA provides in order for them to age with dignity.\u201d\r\nSSA is pleased to announce that McEnearney Associates, Inc. REALTORS is the Presenting Sponsor for this special evening. Platinum Sponsors include AUTO-GRIP, Brandywine Living at Alexandria, and H. Arthur Sauer.\r\nThe evening will feature live music by Bruthers Plus One and wine bingo presented by UnWined. A silent auction will feature travel getaways, sporting tickets, and elegant restaurant packages.\r\nThis year, there will be a very special raffle prize \u2013 a private four-course dinner for 8, with paired wine, prepared in the winner\u2019s home by Laurent Janowsky, Owner of Del Ray Caf\u00e9! Only 51 tickets will be sold for this fantastic experience, so be sure to get yours now at www.seniorservicesalex.org.\r\nSSA\u2019s Annual Gala will be a special evening that includes dinner, dancing, a silent auction and more! For tickets and more information go to www.seniorservicesalex.org or call Cassie Chesson, SSA\u2019s Development Director, at 703-836-4414, ext. 114.