Interfaith Day of Thanks

day_of_thanksSunday, November 8, 2009
Ida Lee Recreation Center in Leesburg, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

The community is invited to join the congregations of Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES for an Interfaith Day of Thanks to acknowledge and celebrate cultural and religious diversity in Loudoun County.

The event features keynote speaker Ben O’Dell, Deputy Director at the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which builds partnerships between government, faith-based and neighborhood organizations to better serve individuals, families and communities. The program also includes a multicultural buffet dinner, musical performances, including world renowned percussionist Tom Teasley, among others, and the honoring of Interfaith BRIDGES adult and youth award recipients (see below).

Registration is required; please contact dayofthanks@loudouninterfaithbridges.org to RSVP and purchase tickets.

Ticket prices are as follows: 15.00/adult, 10.00/child age 6-12, 40.00/family of four or more, children under 6 free. Payment may be sent to: Day of Thanks Tickets, PO Box 6165, Leesburg, VA 20178. Please make checks out to “Unity of Loudoun.”

Download event poster (PDF) | See press release

Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES is seeking to honor a citizen of Loudoun who has put forth exemplary effort to promote peace and understanding among diverse faiths. This citizen is to be honored at the Interfaith Day of Thanks on Sunday, November 8, 2009. Nominations are welcome; please review the criteria and download an Award Nomination form here.

BRIDGES is also seeking applications for our first Community Youth Award. Award recipients will be honored at the Interfaith Day of Thanks, and will be selected based on the student’s involvement in a community service activity that fosters interfaith or multicultural understanding. Download an application here.