Warm Hearts for a Cold Night


On behalf of the Board of Directors of First Night Alexandria we would like to thank all the patrons who braved the cold and wind of New Years Eve to help make the 14th annual celebration of First Night a success.

The 30 venues with 175 performances warmed the hearts of those who attended. The audience members offered their warm appreciation to those offering their talent.

In addition to the patrons we would like to thank our sponsors who provided the much needed foundation for the event.

The King Street Mile race had almost 400 runners this year, about double last years number. Sponsors led by Virginia Paving with Pacers Running Store and Fitness Together are to be congratulated.

There are too many sponsors to name in this space but a few must be singled out. Vorys Legal Counsel were the kind sponsors of the First Night Alexandria Badges. Jack Taylor Toyota was the transportation sponsor. First Night was fortunate to have a great number of in kind sponsors as well.

First Night Alexandria, as the title implies, is a citywide, family friendly celebration of New Years. With the continued support of the City of Alexandria, the citizens of Alexandria and the businesses of Alexandria we will be able to continue this celebration well into the future.

Again, thanks to everyone who helped make First Night Alexandria a success.

Michael Geissinger,

First Night Alexandria