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Gallery: For Simon, This is 100

by Karen Goff April 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm 1 Comment

Reston founder Robert E. Simon will be 100 years old next week and shows no signs of slowing down.

The almost centenarian goes for a daily walk around Lake Anne, travels internationally (check out the dog sledding pictures from Canada!) and is out on the town at Reston events and fundraisers several times a week.

He is quite outspoken on his vision for the future of Reston. Last week, at a Master Planning meeting for Baron Cameron Park, he urged officials to finally build an indoor tennis facility — and to borrow the money to finance it.

The community is invited to Lake Anne Plaza Saturday at noon to honor Simon at Founder’s Day. Stop by to sing Happy Birthday on this big occasion.

To see a full list of celebration events, visit Reston Celebrates.

  • Ken Knueven

    Bob is a testament of the adage…”just do it…”

    Outspoken…yes. Visionary…yes. Energetic…geez yes. Sets the pace…yes. Centenarian…just about. Loves Reston…yes. Is loved…absolutely!! Happy Birthday Bob, and thank you.

    Ken Knueven


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