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Block Party Held at Old Firehouse in McLean - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Aug 23,2017
Filed Under Entertainment , Local Style,

Singer Claudia Swope performs at the Bands for Bikes Concert at the Old Firehouse in McLean on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Photo by Steve Hibbard.

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By Steve Hibbard

ARLINGTON - The Old Firehouse Teen Center in McLean held its 27th annual Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, where about 500 people were expected. The event included a Bands for Bikes Concert with four bands and a bike collection for Wheels to Africa.

For the fourth year, the bike collection was organized by Jack Lichtenstein, 17, of McLean and Winston Duncan, 22, of Arlington. They collected about 100 bikes from the community, which will be shipped to villages in Tanzania or Ghana. Duncan has been running the program for 13 years, and has collected a total of 7,000 bikes for Africa.

"Today is the 27th anniversary celebration for the Old Firehouse. ...We're really just out here to celebrate McLean, and celebrate the Old Firehouse and what it's meant to the community for the past 27 years and just make sure everybody has a good time," said Mike Fisher, General Manager of the Old Firehouse.

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