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04
Oct

Chili Cook-off Entries Wanted

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b2ap3_thumbnail_chilicookoff.jpgDo you make the best chili in your fire house or police station? If so, create a team and join Fairfax 2015 at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest Reston Chili Cook-off in collaboration with the 2015 World Police & Fire Games.

The event is held at Reston Town Center, which will be the home of the Athletes Village and provides an opportunity to introduce the community to the Games and for potential athletes to get a sneak peak of the Athletes Village.

“It is a natural fit for Fairfax 2015 to partner with the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce to make the 2014 Guns ‘n Hoses Chili Cook-off the most competitive ever!” said Lt. Jaime Popik, Director, Ceremonies and Special Events In 2013, the Games staff entered a team in the Guns ‘N Hoses Chili Cook-off and while we didn’t place but it was a great experience to engage with other public safety officials from around the region, for a great cause. So, we jumped on board to help increase the number of teams participating in the event by reaching out to police and fire departments throughout the National Capital Region and on the East Coast”. Rain or shine, Fairfax 2015 plans to enhance this event and showcase the great chili made by first responders.

To do this, we need you and your team to join the competition, bring the best chili recipe and compete for cash prizes on October 11 at Reston Town Center.  The competition is free to enter and each participating team will receive a $100 gift card to offset the purchase of supplies for your chili.

The proceeds from the Guns ‘N Hoses Chili Cook-off goes to the Reston First Responders Awards Committee, which is a partnership between the Fairfax County Police Department Reston District station and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on the Guns ‘N Hoses Chili Cook-off or to sign up please visit: http://www.oktoberfestreston.com/guns-n-hoses-chili-cookoff/

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09
Sep

Pink Heals Tour Makes Athlete's Village Appearance

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b2ap3_thumbnail_thumb-pinkhealstour.jpgFairfax County Firefighters were on hand to support women battling cancer. The event was held at the proposed Athlete's Village for the 2015 World Police & Fire Games - the Reston Town Center.  

Both firefighters and law enforcement officers joined the national Guardians of the Ribbon, Pink Heals Tour and the local chapter right here in Virginia. The Pink Heals is a national nonprofit with this motto: Supporting Women, Raising Awareness. The focus of the group is on women survivors; however, support is given to all women battling all types of cancers. 

Pink fire engines, fire trucks, and police cruisers, along with Fairfax County firefighters and police officers, will don pink t-shirts to show solidarity during the event.

Those affected by cancer in any form were able to to autograph or sign the pink fire trucks on display. 

For more information on the Pink Heals Tour go to : http://www.pinkhealsva.org/index.html

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