Minority College and Career Fair Planned

The second annual Loudoun County Minority College and Career Fair will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Broad Run High School. It will feature representatives from more than 25 colleges and universities, including historically black colleges, as well as a variety of professionals.

Buses will be at all county high schools to transport students to the fair. One bus will leave Loudoun Valley High at 5:15 p.m. and stop at Harmony Intermediate School before going to the fair. Other buses will leave Loudoun County, Heritage, Park View and Potomac Falls high schools at 5:30.

The event will begin with a formal program featuring former Redskins player Darrell Green, an Ashburn resident, and Lt. Demitri Kornegay of the Montgomery County Police Department. Kornegay is the author of "Dear Rhonda," a book of letters about tough life choices he wrote to his daughter in case he was killed in the line of duty. A step team will provide entertainment, and winners of the Minority College and Career Fair essay contest will be announced.

Donations Collected for Firehouse

The Safeway on South King Street in Leesburg has collected $1,596.51 for the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company.

Safeway Manager John Dickerson said that jars are placed at checkout counters and that customers are encouraged to donate their change all year. Last year's collection went to the Leesburg Lions Club.