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The Crowd Gathers for the Mt Vernon Town Meeting!

The Mount Vernon High School Chamber Quartet performed before the start of the town meeting: from left Cheyane Bressan, violin; Lorenzo Valerio, viola; Kina Watts, violin; and a student on the cello. (Photos by Steve Hunt)

Alexandria, VA – Before the Mt Vernon Town Meeting, businesses and organizations from Mount Vernon and Fairfax County, entrepreneurs, and a large crowd gathered to socialize, collect freebies, and learn about each other. After the meeting, local restaurants in A Taste of Mount Vernon fed the hungry.

The contingent from Fort Belvoir, from left: Jon Lee, marketing director, Morale, Welfare and Recreation; George J. Dickson, director MWR; Ganesa Robinson, director Public Affairs; Paul Lara, chief, community relations PAO; Deputy to the Garrison Commander Dr. John Moeller; Tiana Waters, public affairs; and Delvon Lukyamuzi, manager of Donor and Member Programs, National Museum of the U.S. Army
The Taste of Mount Vernon after the town meeting featured area restaurants, including Dishes of India, 1510A Belleview Blvd. in the Belle View Shopping Center. In the photo, owner Naresh Bhatt served murg makhani (butter chicken) and basmati rice.
Young artist Athena Lanuza, a third-grader at Woodlawn Elementary, sold her artwork during the Taste of Mount Vernon
Paul Siegel, treasurer of the Friends of Little Hunting Creek, right, with Mount Vernon resident Greg Crider
Kelli Goel, left, staffed the Zebra booth. Zebra Mt. Vernon Editor Marlene Miller joins her.
Former Rising Hope Mission Church founder and former pastor Keary Kincannon and member and volunteer Maggie Osborne
Mt Vernon Republicans Valerie Wohleben with Richard Hayden, candidate for the 44th District House of Delegates seat.
Former Mount Vernon Supervisor Gerry Hyland, with, from left, Lisa Sales, state president Virginia NOW, Fairfax County School Board Member Karen Corbett Sanders (Mount Vernon), and Alison DeCourcey, president and CEO of United Community, attended.
State Del. Paul Krizek (D-44th), left, executive director and general counsel, Christian Relief Services, and Ron Fitzsimmons, founder of Alice’s Kids, named in memory of his mother.
Glenn Fatzinger, left, president of the Mount Vernon Regional Historical Society, with Michael Doughtery

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