REACH Community Appreciation Picnic and Other Events

You’re Invited …

To the REACH for Uganda Community Appreciation Picnic

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 4:00 to 7:00 pm Lyon Park Community Center 414 N. Fillmore Street Arlington, VA 22201

Please join us for this fun annual get together of the REACH community of supporters. The Annual REACH Community Appreciation Picnic is our chance to say thank you to our donors, child sponsors, volunteers and friends for making REACH possible. We also want to let you know about important progress being made at our primary school, medical clinics and through other REACH programs that give Ugandan children and their families hope for a better future. You will get a chance to meet our volunteers who just returned from Uganda.

This year we will again provide delicious barbecue for the picnic supported by a generous donation from Arlington’s own Westover Market and Mr. John (Jay) Jenc of the Virginia Varment Cookers Association. Bread, beverages, plates and eating utensils will be provided by REACH. Please bring your favorite side dish to share (i.e. corn, baked beans, bean salad, potato salad, green salad, etc.).

We still need volunteers to help with set up, during the event and clean up. If you can, please email Dan Gardner at All are welcome – bring your family and friends. We look forward to having you at the picnic on June 2nd. Click here for directions to the picnic.

OTHER REACH UPCOMING EVENTS TODAY, FRIDAY 5/25: A Festival of H.O.P.E. by George Mason HS Students in Falls Church, Virginia that works with the REACH for Uganda to raise funds for students who receive REACH scholarships at Secondary level. Event time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, at 444 West Broad Street, in the Spectrum Park (Between Panera & Mad Fox) in Falls Church.

May 25-June 10th: Your last chance to visit Arlington Arts Center’s “My City / My Community” photo exhibit featuring photos taken by students from Arlington Arts Center (AAC), Arlington Traditional School (ATS) and the REACH for Uganda in Uganda (REACH). The Arlington Arts Center is located at 3550 Wilson Blvd and is open from 1-7 pm Wednesday – Friday and from 1-5 pm Saturday and Sunday.

JUNE 11th -13th: ATS Gently Used children’s Book Sale at Arlington Traditional School Library. This event helps to raise money for the ATS inspired REACH Global Reading Challenge program. Like ATS students, kids at REACH are encouraged to read 50 books each over the summer. Please drop off gently used children’s books at Arlington Traditional School, 855 N Edison St., Arlington, VA 22205, before June 11th. If you can volunteer at this event, please contact Barbara Collier at or Victoria Metz at

Tuesday JUNE 19th at Crowell & Moring, LLP: You are Invited to a private ReceptionBenefiting REACH in Washington DC, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., 9th Floor South Washington, D.C. 20004. Event time 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To obtain tickets or RSVP for this event please e-mail or call REACH’s Development Chair: Susan LaBombard,

August 8th – 12th Arlington County Fair at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Come by the REACH booth to visit us or sign up to volunteer at this event . Please contact us at

FRIDAY OCT. 26th: REACH GALA at the ARTISPHERE. REACH (SAN GALA) is our biggest fundraising event of the year. Please mark your calendars to join us. The GALA organizing committee is now forming. If you would like to be part of the organizing committee, please e-mail Gala 2012 Co-Chairs: Heather Burneson and Linda Valentino at

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