Gov. McAulliffe, Sen. Kaine To Be Among Founders Day Well-Wishers Saturday

Simon and Rep. Gerry Connolly (L)/File photoA large group of local dignitaries will be on hand to wish Reston founder Robert E. Simon a happy 100th birthday on Saturday.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Gerry Connolly will be among the well wishers. Also in attendance: Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Supervisor Chair Sharon Bulova, Del. Ken Plum and State Sen. Janet Howell.

Simon will turn 100 on April 10, but the entire community is invited to come to Lake Anne Plaza from 12 to 3 p.m. to celebrate. The ceremony, which will feature speakers, dedications and entertainment from students from Terraset Elementary School and South Lakes High School, begins at noon.

Founders Day 2014 will also mark Reston’s 50th birthday. The ceremony honor Reston citizens who were raised here and are now raising their own families here.

File photo of Gerry Connolly (left) and Bob Simon

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