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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sponsors are critical to a successful Taste of Annandale

The Taste of Annandale banner on Annandale Road.
The Taste of Annandale is just over a week away, and it all seems to be coming together. We’ve got dozens of restaurants, food trucks, other vendors, and music and dance groups signed up – and several special events are in the works.

It’s all happening Oct. 1, 10 a.m-6 p.m., rain or shine, along Tom Davis Drive. The street will be closed to traffic.

The day opens with the Taste of Annandale 5K Race, starting in the parking lot of the Annandale United Methodist Church at 6935 Columbia Pike. Online registration is under way. The cost is $30  up to Sept. 30, and $40 on the day of the race.

The ACCA Child Development Center is working on a full schedule of events for the children’s activities at the Taste of Annandale. We’ll have more information on that within the next few days, as well as a list of the food vendors and entertainers.

None of this would be possible without the strong support of the following Taste of Annandale sponsors:

- The Annandale Rotary Club supports a variety of community service projects, including scholarships, literacy classes, help for the homeless, international humanitarian aid, and much more. The mission of the Rotary Club is “Service Above Self.”

- Annandale United Methodist Church, founded in 1846, offers classes, youth programs, community projects, and a preschool, as well as a full range of religious services. It was founded in 1846.
The ACCA Child Development Center provides high-quality, full-day early childhood education to more than 200 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in the old Annandale Elementary School building on Columbia Pike. It is operated by the Annandale Christian Community for Action.

- Burke & Herbert Bank, Virginia’s oldest bank, has served Northern Virginia for generations and is still operated by the Burke family. The Annandale branch is located at 4235 Annandale Road.

- Bill Page Honda, 6719 Arlington Blvd., in Falls Church, has been a family-owned car dealership for more than half a century. The company takes pride in treating every customer and employee with the respect they deserve.

- The Parliaments, a community in the center of Annandale operated by Southern Management Corp., offer apartments in various configurations, including studio apartments and units with one, two, or three bedrooms. There is a high rise and garden apartments.

- Hanmi Bank, with a branch at 7140 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, was founded in 1982 with the goal of catering to a growing Korean-American community and is now one of the largest Korean-American banks in the United States. The Hamni Neighbor program allows employees to take up to 16 hours a year in paid time-off to volunteer with a nonprofit organization.

- Realtor Steve McIlvaine, based at 1055 W. Broad St., Suite 200, in Falls Church, focuses on personal touches, relationships, win-win deals, and positive results. Whether you’re trying to sell a home or buy one, he will develop an individual approach based on your needs.

- Francis & Murphy, at the corner of Little River Turnpike and Backlick Road in Annandale for over 30 years, offers men’s business attire and specializes in tailoring and custom fits. If you need men’s or women’s suits or other clothing altered, this is the place to go.

- Congressional School is a co-ed independent day school that serves more than 320 children ranging from infants to 8th-graders on a large campus on Sleepy Hollow Road. The school, accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, encourages students to explore, embrace challenge, and grow, through an innovative academic program in a diverse and inclusive community. It also serves about 2,000 students in a summer camp.

- Smiles in Springfield, the dental practice of Dr. Quang Cao Tran, at 5412 Backlick Road, Suite D, offers a full range of services, including family, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry; periodontal therapy; dental implants; tooth replacement; porcelain veneers; and teeth whitening. Dr. Tran is known for a gentle touch and painless procedures.

- Westminster School is a private school at 3819 Gallows Road, Annandale, serving students in preschool through grade 8. It offers advanced academics and small class sizes, and its mission includes character development, leadership, the arts, and community service.

- The Annandale Blog is a local news website that reports on Annandale, Seven Corners, Bailey’s Crossroads and other areas in the Mason District. It covers redevelopment projects, land use, school issues, crime, new businesses, community events, and more.


  1. Thank you sponsors! I'm looking forward to the Taste of Annandale.

    1. I will like to food at this nice fall happening. Thanks!

  2. Can I please come sit at the Annandale Blog table, I'll wear my Guy Fawkes mask and complain about Mason District the whole time.

    1. Wearing a mask in public constitutes a class 6 felony, but complaining about Mason is your right.

    2. It was a joke, seems like all complainers here are Anonymous and Guy Fawkes is their symbol.