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The McLean Ear: Governor Attends Clemy Fundraiser Dinner Tonight

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Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, a former McLean resident, will headline Clemy's fundraiser tonight at this jewel of McLean.

Other special guests: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and Del. Barbara Comstock, R-34.

The Friends of Clemyjontri are hosting their Second Annual "Concert in the Park," a black-tie event in the Clemyjontri playground. The fundraiser is limited to 100 invited guests. (Oh, so McLean.)

This is the rescheduled event that had been postponed in September 2011. 

Themed "Under the Big Top," the concert and dinner will feature a performance by the celebrated Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (with appropriately circus-worthy musical selections) and a sit-down dinner.

"It's sure to be a memorable evening, in the playground and under the stars with special friends, food and music," says the note from the Friends. Especially if it rains, which is the forecast.

Clemyjontri is Virginia's first playground that is accessible to all kids, including those who are handicapped. The 5-acre playground's centerpiece is its carousel, which features 14 moving horses alongside chairs for riders in wheelchairs. The playground's equipment is designed and installed so that all can play—and more than 200,000 visitors do just that each year!

The first "Concert in the Park" event raised nearly $100,000. Friends of Clemyjontri is donating a new canopy/tent on the site, affording much-needed additional shade for playground users as well as providing an additional location for event use and rental.

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