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Southeast Fairfax Development Corp to Host Beautification Awards Oct. 22

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – This afternoon the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) announced that they will host the 19th Annual Mary Thonen Beautification Awards on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. The event will be streamed live on SFDC’s Facebook page and YouTube channel because of health concerns.

Thonen was a board member and past president of SFDC.

“Awards will be presented to three properties that made outstanding efforts to improve and sustain their appearances through landscaping,” reads a press release.

The categories are: Retail, Residential, and Hospitality. Runner-ups will receive honorable mentions.

Executive Director Evan Kaufman will speak with members of the SFDC’s Marketing, Community Appearance, Planning, & Transportation Committee. This is the group committee that founded the Beautification Awards. He will also congratulate winners on their beautification efforts.

During the ceremony, a new initiative will be introduced, which is meant to “increase the livability of the Route 1 corridor.”

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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