Community Members Have a Blast with Astronaut Charles Bolden
Musical entertainment was provided by local artist Chris Barrett, who grew up in the area and graduated from Mount Vernon High School.
This year's special treat was guest Charles F. Bolden, Jr., former Space Shuttle Astronaut and retired NASA Administrator -- and Mount Vernon resident -- who spent the afternoon with the youth. He shared an inspiring presentation on his experiences entitled "Humanity's Journey of Exploration," including some personal photos he took on the Space Shuttle.
Other local officials who stopped by included Virgina State Delegate Paul Krizek with his family and Fairfax County Supervisor Dan Storck. We appreciate Steve Hunt of Fort Hunt Herald coming out to cover the event. Read the article and see more photos >
“We are grateful for Astronaut Bolden's time with us, and the partnership of so many groups that helped make this day of community a fun celebration for our community,” said Angela McCoy, manager at Sacramento Neighborhood Center. "We appreciate the community supporting us and coming out, interacting, and enjoying a fun afternoon together. Special thanks to Aaron's for the water donation and continuing support, Mini Mart for the food and juice donations, and Officer Goodley and his team."
Thank you to all our community partners and supporters who made the day one to remember for our families and children. The summer youth program continues at Sacramento Neighborhood Center through August 16, weekdays 10 am to 5 pm. Breakfast, lunch, and field trips are included. Activites this past week were learning about space and a special trip to the National Air and Space Museum in DC. For more information, email Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(June 2019, United Community Enews)