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4/1/20 COVID-19 Response Update 
Effective Friday, March 27, at 5 p.m., all Fairfax County Government buildings are closed to the public. This closure will remain in effect indefinitely in an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 virus transmission. Additionally, Fairfax County strongly urges residents to follow the stay-at-home order issued by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday, March 30. The governor’s action remains in effect until June 10. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2yljg5S

A Resource for the McLean Community
Want to help others or need help yourself? The Fairfax County Community Covid Aid Project is a charity started at McLean High School to connect volunteers with those in need in our community during this difficult time. The organization runs a database where McLean residents can access services, like grocery shopping and online tutoring, by requesting help from a group of dedicated volunteers. All volunteers are Fairfax County residents, who have signed up through the website, https://www.fairfaxcountycovidaid.org.

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As it Approaches A Centennial, McLean Day Only Gets Better with Age

04/30/13, McLean, VA—The McLean Community Center’s annual community festival is approaching its 100th anniversary. The originators who worked to pull together a little fundraiser for their school could not have imagined that what they were setting in motion would grow to be one of the McLean community’s most beloved events. McLean Day 2013: Celebrating Our Hometown will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road. The event is free and open to the public.

The first festival of its kind to be held in Fairfax County, “McLean Day” was first held in 1915 and was a fundraiser for Franklin Sherman School. The McLean School and Civic League and the McLean Volunteer Fire Department sponsored the event, which was held in an open field adjacent to the school. In contrast to today’s festival, the first went on for several weeks and was held before the Democratic Primary in August. Attractions included carnival games, a jousting tournament, a baby show, dancing, musical performances and homemade refreshments.

Over the intervening years, the sponsorship of McLean Day passed from one community organization to the other, until 1975 when the McLean Community Center became its “home.” In 1989, the Center collaborated with community groups and moved it to Lewinsville Park.

Even after nearly 100 years, one critical aspect of the festival’s success remains the same—the support of the community. Many McLean-based, civic organizations and businesses participate in the festival every year and the community comes out in a big way to support it. Some things never change.

The festival will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.mcleancenter.org/special-events.