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On Thursday, March 24, Eugene Delgaudio held a “100th Birthday Party” for Ronald Reagan, featuring guest speaker Pat Nolan, who was a longtime political worker on Reagan’s campaigns and overall a very interesting guy who now works for Prison Fellowship Ministries.

Nearly 110 people had crowded into Santini’s New York Deli in Sterling by the time I left about halfway through the event – I am told quite a lot of people showed up later bringing the total to 150 (many apparently came over after the Dick Black fundraiser the same evening which reportedly had over 270 attendees to hear Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli).

There were a lot of elected officials, candidates and local political figures present; some are in the photos. It was way too crowded to get decent shots of everyone there. You can hover your cursor over the pictures to see some of the people in them listed, and click on each for a larger version. Click here to see all the pictures.

Santini's New York Deli in Sterling, VA - Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event

Crowd at Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event on March 24

Delegate Tom Rust at Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event on March 24

Fred Avila and Bob Wertz at Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event on March 24

Pat Nolan, Guest Speaker at Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event on March 24

Dmitri Kesari, Randy Minchew and Eugene Delgaudio at Fundraising Event on March 24
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The new Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office substation on Frederick Avenue in Sterling opened on April 30 and tonight was the grand opening ceremony. We caught about 25 minutes of the event; here are a few photos.

Discussion of the substation began years ago – here is our write up of one of the public hearings back in 2006. Many of the same people in those photos were present tonight.

It’s good to see an event demonstrate such broad and bipartisan agreement. There were great comments by all of the elected officials present. Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio thanked the current and past boards of supervisors and school boards for making it happen. Supervisor Stevens Miller reminded the audience that although the deputies all dress the same, they are individuals so it’s ok to wave when they drive by and tell them if you think they are doing a good job.

I was especially impressed with Captain Ricky Frye, the substation commander. He made the point that the station is not the building but the personnel who work there. He also noted the fact that it was completed in less than two years – I forget the name of the contractor though I am certain it will be included in the news reports in the coming days.

In addition to those in the photos I saw Commonwealth Attorney Jim Plowman in the audience among hundreds of attendees – including, I am guessing, some of our readers. I know Eugene Delgaudio spent a lot of man hours in Sterling publicizing the event; don’t know what other publicity there was, but it really worked.

Nice job, everyone involved in bringing the substation to fruition. I will link to other media coverage as it becomes available.

sterling sheriff's substation ceremony June 9

Hundreds of residents, Sheriff's Office personnel and public officials attended the grand opening ceremony on June 9

Sterling Substation Grand Opening

Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio speaks during the Grand Opening Ceremony at the new Sterling Substation. Major Bob Buckman (seated at left) was master of ceremonies.

Captain Ricky Frye, Sterling Substation Commander

Captain Ricky Frye, Sterling Substation Commander

Sheriff's deputies at Sterling Substation Grand Opening

Deputies and other Sheriff's Office personnel at Grand Opening Ceremony

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