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"Betty Rhoades Wright was named in 2010 as one of Alexandria, Virginia's "Living Legends" and founder of "Wright to Read", the literacy advocacy program for underprivileged children in Alexandria, died at her home in Old Town, Alexandria on June 20, 2015 at the age of 90.

Kids at the Festival

Come one, come all to the Friendship Firehouse on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Celebrate the 266th anniversary of the Firehouse with a piece of cake, visit the arts & crafts vendors, see modern fire apparatus, and get a free fire hat. It all happens at 107 South Alfred Street in Old Town Alexandria.

Living Legends, past and present, and Living Legends board members, past and present, may purchase a two-or-three line name brick in King Street Gardens Park for $100, a saving of $25 or more. The award-winning park is located at the intersection of King Street and Diagonal Road.

In a new and innovative collaboration Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is working with Living Legends of Alexandria and local artist-educator Sushmita Mazumdar to present a project titled "Making My Family Legend Book." The project will be one part of the ACPS Summer Enrichment Program held at Lyles-Crouch and Patrick Henry Elementary school for invited students in grades 3, 4 and 5.


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