Playground Project

Turtle Decision Time
Our turtle has been included in the new playground design layout.  Since he must be removed off site during construction, it will be best to have him taken to the paint shop. We need to provide direction for how our turtle is to be refurbished.

 

Please email your vote to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or bring it to the OF/SS Civic Assocation Meeting May 14th at 7:00 pm at the Korean Church. 

 

Turtle Voting Worksheet 

 

We reached our playground fundraising goal of $20,000! OF/SS submitted the Mastenbrook grant application to the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) which is a matching funds grant through Fairfax County. On March 11th, the FCPA Planning and Development Committee presented our grant application to the voting board and it was approved to go to the next step. The final step is the approval of the grant funds which happens March 25th.
Once the grant is approved (and the weather cooperates), then the FCPA will begin work on our playground. As stated in the neighborhood newsletter, the playground equipment will be removed, and the turtle will be removed temporarily to be refurbished. The new equipment is scheduled to be installed by late Spring/early Summer. The sidewalk in front of the playground will be closed during construction and there will be a time period when no equipment will be in the park. The FCPA will do their best to limit the amount time when there is no playground equipment.

Thank you to all our generous donors and all those who supported this project. Our playground is becoming a reality! 

Please let me know if you have questions.

Joanne Elder (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Dear Neighbors -
 
On November 8 from 8AM - 2PM we will hold a rummage sale to raise funds for the playground project. The Korean Presbyterian Church has graciously allowed us to use their lawn space and parking lot for the sale.
 
Please consider donating items for the sale. This is a great opportunity to clean out closets prior to the Holidays. If you have items to donate please contact Kelly Dillon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or Katie Cooper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Due to limited storage, we may wait to pick up some items, especially larger items, until the night before or early the morning of November 8. We will arrange for Purple Heart or a similar group to come pick up any left over items.
 
We also could use help with advertising, set up/take down, and working the actual sale. Also, if anyone has tables or garment racks that we could borrow that day to display items that would be wonderful.  If anyone has the capacity to help us in any of these ways we would appreciate it.
 
Thank you!
Kelly and Katie

Tired of cooking? Looking for a way you can help the Neighborhood
playground project? Eat out at Jersey Mike's in Fairlakes (12703 Shoppes
Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033, 703-502-3036) anytime this week, through 11/8, and
they will donate 15% of your bill to the new playground.  

Jersey Mike's offers hot and cold subs, salads, and wraps. Here is the flyer. Be sure
to mention the fundraiser when you order.  If you would like a hard copy of
the flyer, then contact me and I can print one and bring it to you.

Thanks for supporting the neighborhood improvement projects!

Kerry Roeder (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Fundraising for our new playground is underway! As you may already know, we have been tasked by the Fairfax County Park Authority to raise $22k by March 2015 in order to have our playground installed in Surrey Square 1 (aka Turtle park) by Spring 2015. 

For our first fundraising event, we will be hosting a fair in the Brandywine pool parking lot for our neighborhood and local community.  The fair will have something for everyone including food, games, face painting, crafts, music, vendor booths, raffles, and more. 

Invite your friends and family! Hope to see you there! 

Date: September 20, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Brandywine pool parking lot - 9537 Helenwood Drive, Fairfax, VA 22032

Please see our flyer for more details. 

 

 

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