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Civic Federation sets banquet date, welcomes new member

Springtime soirées had been canceled 2020-21-22-23 owing to COVID

A date for its revived annual banquet, a new member and an upcoming forum on deer-management options are keeping the Arlington County Civic Federation busy.

The federation’s annual springtime banquet was canceled in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 owing to COVID, but will make a return appearance on Friday, April 12 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, the organization said in a recent e-mail to delegates.

More details will be forthcoming.

The event also serves as the location for annual awards, including the GazetteLeader Cup, which since the 1930s (under various media-outlet sponsorships) has represented the high-water mark for those engaged in civic activism. The federation’s leadership is setting up an awards committee.

At its January meeting, Civic Federation delegates voted 47-0, with one abstention, to accept the Arlington Artists Alliance as a new member. The current ranks of member organizations now total more than 80.

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