Extreme Heat Cancels ‘First Thursday’ in Del Ray; Hopes High Donations Will Still Be Made

"The Friends of Rocky Versace need to raise just $2,000 more to cover the remaining balance due on recent repairs and renovations so I know they would appreciate any size donation," said community organizer Gayle Reuter.

Kids dancing at the 2019 Del Ray Music Festival, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – In a short note issued by the Del Ray Business Association on Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that “due to extreme heat, First Thursday: Red, White and Blue, scheduled for July 18, will be cancelled.”

Severe thunderstorms had already postponed the annual patriotic celebration for the first two Thursdays in July.

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 “First Thursdays” are always earmarked for specific fundraising causes and July’s featured non-profit is the Friends of Rocky Versace an incredible organization that honors our veterans year-round, and is currently raising money to complete renovations to the Alexandria Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center.

“The Friends of Rocky Versace need to raise just $2,000 more to cover the remaining balance due on recent repairs and renovations so I know they would appreciate any size donation,” said community organizer Gayle Reuter.

Click here to contribute to this worthy cause.  

Del Ray Business leaders offered “Special thanks to The Jen Walker Team, this month’s First Thursday sponsor, for donating $500.00 toward the project!”