MS Society Honors Harris

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's highest honor, the Bronze Hope Chest Award, has been presented to Roy O. Harris Jr. of Arlington for his contributions to the work of the society. Harris was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1977 and served as chairman in 1978 and 1979. He developed the chapter's most profitable fund-riser, the Ambassadors Ball. Fairfax City Gives Awards

More than 40 Fairfax City employes received awards at an Employee Recognition Luncheon recently. The city, through its incentive awards program, recognizes employes for outstanding performance, cost-saving suggestions and years of service. Public Works Director James R. Shull of Falls Church and Lt. Charles Kerns of Winchester, a member of the Fire and Rescue Services Department, received the Fairfax Award, the city's highest recognition. Shull received a $400 check for his contributions to the physical environment of the city during his nearly 20 years of city employment, and Kerns received a $400 check for saving the life of a fire victim in September 1985.

Among other honorees, public information secretasry Joan Gano of Fairfax City, Recreation Department secretary Joyce Garton of Fairfax County; Mary Justice, executive secretary to the city manager of Springfield, and sign and signal technician William Wilco of Manassas received $200 checks for outstanding performance in their jobs. John Umbarger of Clifton, a storekeeper in the city's parts division, received an award for his suggestions leading to the division's reorganization. 3 Win Letters Contest

Chad McKenzie of Alexandria, Mike Sawicki of Annandale and La Tanya Holland of Falls Church won top honors in the American Lung Association of Northern Virginia's "Letters to Frosty" contest, whose object was to persuade Frosty to give up his corncob pipe-smoking habit. Each of the three students won a Tysons Corner Center gift certificate. There were 3,364 entries. Bay

Committee Appointee Falls Church resident Gary Knight has been appointed by former Virginia governor Charles S. Robb to the Northern Virginia-Potomac River Basin Committee, which assesses the condition of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Knight is a consultant for the Department of Energy and is a member of the Falls Church City Council. Eagle Scout Promotion

Seth Distler, the son of Arthur and Judith Distler of Springfield, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Distler's project was the planning and construction of a biblical garden at his synagogue in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where his family lived until their recent move here. He is a student at Washington Irving Intermediate School.