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Manassas Resident Wins Army Ten-Miler T-Shirt Design Contest

Manassas Resident Wins Army Ten-Miler T-Shirt Design Contest

MANASSAS (WUSA) -- Congratulations Manassas resident, Peter Pawlak, who recently won the Army Ten-Miler's annual T-shirt Design Contest.

His winning design, which is featured above, will be displayed on more than 30,000 official runner and volunteer T-shirts for The Army's 28th annual Army Ten-Miler 2012 race in October.

His design was selected by a panel of military and civilians who judged the designs that best depicted the overall themes of Army and running. 

Not only will Pawlak’s design be featured in the third largest 10-mile race in the world, but he also received a 17-inch MacBook Pro.

The 21-year-old is studying graphic design at George Mason, and is a freelance designer on the side who had a unique T-shirt concept that put him ahead of the pack.

Annual Police Adventure Camp Comes to Md. This June

Annual Police Adventure Camp Comes to Md. This June

Calling all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders!

The Montgomery County Police Department is holding their 5th Annual Police Adventure Camp from June 18th through June 22nd, at Veirs Mill Local Park in Wheaton.

The Montgomery County Police Department will be working hand in hand with Montgomery County Public Schools, and Linkages to Learning, to promote team work, conflict resolution, good ecision making, and resistance to drugs for incoming 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.

Campers will have the opportunity to make arts and crafts, and meet special SWAT and Fire/Rescue officials.

For more information, click here! 

 

Local Gym Participates in World's Largest Swim Lesson

Local Gym Participates in World's Largest Swim Lesson

Over 24 countries and 46 states within the U.S. will be participating in the Guinness World Record of the World’s Largest Swim Lesson this week.

Want to join in all the fun? On Thursday, June 14, the Sport & Health Clubs in Gaithersburg, McLean and Brambleton, Va., will be hosting open swim lessons at 11 a.m., and anyone can attend.

This swim lesson is intended to prevent future accidents, practice water safety, and reinforce the fact that swimming lessons save lives.

For more information click here.

 

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

WHS Alumni Update: June 8, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: June 8, 2012

Mocha
One-year-old foster pup Mocha found a forever home this week! We are so grateful to Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his DC staff, our first official Congressional foster office, for taking great care of Mocha and supporting our mission. We love our incredible growing team of life-saving foster volunteers!

Tom, formerly Pie
“Last summer I helped cat Pie find an adoptive family in College Park, MD. They have renamed him Tom because he looks like the 'Tom' in Tom and Jerry.  Pie quickly became friends with the couple's dog Sydney, and here are the two of them lying together on the bed.”
-Ann Curtsinger, WHS Foster Volunteer

Spiro
Spiro, a New York Avenue adoption center alumni, joined a recent PACK run!

Gretel

One Pet Foster Volunteer's Experience

One Pet Foster Volunteer's Experience

The Foster Experience
By Kirsten Stade, WHS Volunteer

My boyfriend Florian and I have been fostering dogs in the DC area since early 2008, first with several rescue groups and now with the Washington Humane Society (WHS).  These four years have contained their share of urine-stained furniture; shredded electronics, upholstery, and a passport; uprooted landscaping; and seemingly futile efforts at peacekeeping in a household with what some would say is too many critters under one roof. But above the sometimes deafening chaos, I have never questioned what I believe is a defining truth: fostering animals is the most important thing I can do in this lifetime.

WHS Alumni Update

WHS Alumni Update

Meet wonderful Washington Humane Society alumni this week! Want a new way to see more happy endings? This month we are celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Adopt your new best feline friend for no adoption fee during June (cats age 2 and older)!

Bam

“It's been a long time since I gave you an update on Bam's progress—he is doing amazing as you will see in his picture! He visits the vet and scores great in all around health and he continues to amaze me each and every day. He is now without a doubt my perfect companion.”
-Andrew Thompson  

Read more about Bam’s story in our Winter Scoop newsletter.

Maya