It Takes A Village

More than fifty people attended the “Make Georgetown Village Beautiful Day” in the Georgetown Village neighborhood in Woodbridge on Saturday, June 6. The annual cleanup is put on by the Georgetown Village Community Council, Inc. (GVCCI) and the community’s property management company, Community Management Services (CMS). Habitat for Humanity Prince William County has supported the event for two years, leading Bank of America volunteers and neighborhood residents to accomplish a list of beautification tasks needed in the community’s public spaces. Additionally this year, Transurban/Fluor provided a grant for a Front Yard Beautification Contest. Twenty-five homeowners participated in the contest, each receiving a $25 gift card to start work on the exteriors of the home. Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank Principi and GVCCI President, Heidi O’Hara, judged the contest and six winners plus one honorable mention contestant each received gift cards up to $300 at an afternoon awards ceremony. Briana Sewell, Prince William County Outreach Representative for Congressman Gerald Connolly attended the ceremony to help distribute the awards.

Volunteers built benches at bus stops, repaired pot holes, painted speed bumps, picked up trash and replaced sign posts throughout the community. Doughnuts and coffee were donated by the Dunkin’ Donuts store in Dumfries to get volunteers going in the morning and GVCCI and CMS provided lunch for the volunteers in the afternoon. It was a beautiful day in the Village with wonderful volunteers and interested homeowners showing how much they care about their community.