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30th Annual YFT Country Fair cancelled, auction rescheduled

Heavy rains and wind forecasts forced Youth for Tomorrow to cancel their annual Country Fair held on campus set for Saturday, Oct. 3. Gary L. Jones, the CEO of Youth for Tomorrow, said safety was a factor.

“[W]hen you have high winds and tents…we didn’t want to put people’s safety in jeopardy,” said Jones.

Youth for Tomorrow lost a great deal of revenue due to the forced cancellation. At the fair, attendees would have been able to enjoy the day having fun. They also would have seen the new additions to campus.

Youth for Tomorrow is building two new residences, a chapel, a Family Behavioral Health and Administration Center, and a Therapeutic Music and Arts Center.

These building projects are funded through their Capital Campaign. The additions are a reflection on how much Youth for Tomorrow has grown.

“When we started we had four boys in a group home. Now we’re serving thousands of children,” said Jones.

While the fair was canceled, Jones said that the auction has been rescheduled. Youth for Tomorrow will hold a live auction, a silent auction, and a Blind Bid Board on Oct. 17 from 1 to 6 pm. Coach Joe Gibbs will be present at the auction.

There will be live music and food from Clydes Restaurant, Chuy’s Tex-Mex, and Carolina BBQ.

“People can bid in person, by telephone, and by absentee,” said Jones.

To RSVP and register for your bidder number, go online to youthfortomorrow.org.

There is no admission charge for the auction, but registration is required.

Country Fair VIP parking passes and general admission tickets are good for the event.

For more information on the auction, call 703-396-8415 or 703-368-7995. Youth for Tomorrow is located at 11835 Hazel Circle Drive in Bristow.
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