Lend a Hand for Back-to-School

The Salvation Army is seeking donations for Project Apple Tree, which gives an estimated 165 needy children new clothes and shoes for the first day of school.

To participate, look for the Project Apple Tree display at the front of the Wal-Mart stores in Leesburg and Sterling. Take one or more tags from the tree, purchase the item on the tag and take it to the customer service counter in the store or bring it to the Salvation Army in Leesburg.

Monetary donations also will be accepted at the Salvation Army, 64C Plaza St., Leesburg, 20176.

For information, call Debbie Bowers at 703-771-3371.

New Waterford Foundation Head

Linda Silliman Glidden is the new executive director of the Waterford Foundation and will join the staff Thursday. She held the position from 1992 to 1995, when she left to become executive director of Oatlands Plantation outside Leesburg, a property owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The foundation's charge is to preserve the village of Waterford, a National Historic Trust landmark, and the surrounding agricultural setting that gave rise to Waterford's growth as a commercial center in the 1700s. Glidden, who has degrees in history and planning and urban studies, will concentrate on protecting the village from development pressures.

Having a Say at Stone Bridge

The principal and the athletic director of Stone Bridge High School, which is scheduled to open in August 2000 in Ashburn, are seeking suggestions on school colors, team mascots and several other extracurricular and academic issues.

Two public meetings have been scheduled to solicit public input. The first will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, the second at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at Broad Run High School in Ashburn.

A Missionary's Service

The Worship Center of Leesburg will hold a special service at 10:30 a.m. today to hear the Rev. Rodney Stine, who with his wife is a missionary to the boat people in the remote Northern Mindinao islands in the Philippines.

The church is at 19227 Gleesville Rd. For information, call 703-777-5662.