The Friends Group of Frying Pan Farm Park announces its inclusion in the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) as a member of the Local Independent Charities of America Federation (LICA)with its CFC code number 67448.
Online PR News – 04-June-2011 – – Jack Pitzer, President of the Frying Pan Farm Park Friends Group, noted: “The Friends Group is very excited to be approved as a charity for the 2011 campaign for the Combined Federal Campaign. It’s the 50th Anniversary for both the Frying Pan Farm Park and the CFC and we have a number of special programs to celebrate that milestone. Payroll deduction donations made to the Friends Group through the CFC will help us continue our unique programs and the preservation of an agrarian legacy through all 12 months of the year.”
The official name of the Friends Group is the Founders Benefactors Supervisors & Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park, Inc. and its CFC number is 67448. Frying Pan Farm Park is a one of a kind park in Fairfax County, Virginia and includes the last working farm in the county. As described in the CFC catalog, it provides its visitors with the opportunity to learn about their heritage through:
Preserved rural oasis in suburbia, 100 animals, depression era working farm; equestrian center; historical and environmental education through archival collections, school programs, exhibits and programs.
We believe our 6.8% overhead rate shows that we our good stewards of the resources that our generous donors provide to us, and we thank them and our new CFC donors in advance.
Frying Pan Farm Park is one of the most unique places to visit in Northern Virginia. The park’s goal is to preserve a 1920s through 1950s farm, giving you a sense of the agricultural process and rural community life. In addition to the farm, it is a regional equestrian center, and you can see great events for free, including jumping, cross-country, western competitions.
There are free special music programs for children during the weekday, and for everyone there are live bluegrass music jam sessions on the first and third Sundays of the month, and free concerts on Thursday evenings.
The farm programs include historic blacksmith demonstrations, as well as wagon rides through the farm and fields of the park and the new (to the park) antique carousel. As a working farm, of course it has animals: cows, pigs, goats, horses, sheep, rabbits and even a peacock! You can try your hand at the daily 4pm cow milking.
The Local Independent Charities of America Federation is an IRS-recognized tax-exempt federated group representing charitable organizations that specialize in areas such as feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, protecting children, healing the sick and defending animals, as well as helping to inform, educate, and empower people across the nation.
The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFC) is the local campaign for Federal employees in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Federal civilian and military donors support eligible charities during the campaign season from September 1st to December 15th through contributions via payroll deductions, online contributions and, e-Check electronic bank transactions. In 2010, the CFC generated more than $66.5 million in pledges through the collective contributions of nearly 150,000 civilian and military Federal employees who live in the Washington metropolitan region.
Founders Benefactors Supervisors & Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park, Inc
Please visit http://www.friendsoffryingpan.org or call (703) 437-9101 for more information.