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Loudoun County news in brief

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hatrick to lead national school leaders association

Loudoun County School Superintendent Edgar B. Hatrick III became president of the American Association of School Administrators on Thursday at the Hyatt Regency in the District, a Loudoun County public schools statement said.

The organization represents more than 13,000 education administrators in the United States and worldwide.

Hatrick has been Loudoun schools superintendent since 1991. His career in education began in 1967 in the Loudoun public schools. He is a 1963 graduate of Loudoun County High School.

Loudoun farm tourism event scheduled for Oct. 16 and 17

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development is planning the 2010 Farm Color Tour on Oct. 16 and 17.

The Farm Color Tour is a weekend tourism event that aims to educate the public about farming in Loudoun and to make consumers aware of products available from county farms.

Farmers who would like to participate should contact Ann Higgins, economic development marketing coordinator, at 703-777-0426 or by Friday.

Back-to-school supplies sought for needy students

Generosity Can, a community organization, is joining with Kids R First, a volunteer organization, to provide supplies for the upcoming school year to students from families in need, a statement by Generosity Can said.

The groups are collecting three-ring binders, five-subject notebooks, boxes of tissues, mechanical pencils and backpacks until Aug. 15.

To donate, e-mail Jennifer Box at to schedule a pickup time. Supplies and backpacks will be distributed throughout the Sterling public schools.

Loudoun government cited as 'fit-friendly'

Loudoun County's government has been recognized as a "fit-friendly" organization by the American Heart Association for the third consecutive year.

Loudoun is among the recipients of the association's Gold Level Achievement Award in the Start! Fit Friendly recognition program, which spotlights organizations that show progressive leadership and champion awareness of health and well-being in the workplace, the county said in a statement.

Purcellville police to join National Night Out events

The Purcellville Police Department will join the town's National Night Out observance Tuesday. A motorcade that will include Purcellville police officers, firefighters, town officials, Virginia State Police and members of Loudoun Emergency Management will visit participating communities to meet with residents, the Purcellville police said.

The National Night Out program aims to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and to strengthen partnerships between neighborhoods and police.

Communities interested in participating should call the Purcellville police at 540-338-7422.

-- Compiled by Caitlin Gibson

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