Redskins All for Reading

Redskins players Rod Gardner and Fred Smoot recently teamed up with the Washington Redskins Leadership Council and Staples Inc. to host a reading event at Ashburn Library.

The players read to first- and second-graders from Meadowland Elementary School in Sterling last week to kick off the fifth annual Redskins Read Program, which promotes reading and literacy and encourages young people to visit libraries during the summer.

Fans Available for Elderly

The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging has bought a limited number of fans for eligible seniors this summer.

The Fan Care program was funded through a grant from Dominion Virginia Power Co.

To qualify for a fan, a person must be at least 60, have a home situation that presents a threat to his or her health and well-being, and have a monthly family income of no more than $1,163 for a household of one or $1,561 for a household of two.

Not everyone in the home needs to be elderly to qualify.

The fans become the property of the individual. Arrangements can be made for fans to be delivered.

The program will continue until September or until funds are depleted. To request a fan, call 703-777-0257.

Bus Goes to Day Camp

The Virginia Regional Transportation Association has expanded its Leesburg fixed-route bus service to Festival Lakes, a summer day-camp program on the edge of town.

Parents now can send children to the camp on the public bus, and children will have access to the bus hourly throughout the day for 50 cents a ride.

Curb-to-curb service is still available for $3 each way.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD

Redskins Fred Smoot, left, and Rod Gardner read to children at Ashburn Library as part of the Redskins Read program.