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Lizzie Borden Axe Throwing Pictures

Thank you to everyone for participating in American Legion Post 130’s 3rd Annual Lizzie Borden Axe Throwing Contest on Saturday, August 3, 2013!

We still have some more details to wrap up but we wanted to share these pictures.  For more pictures, please visit the Photo Gallery page.

Photos are provided by Antoni De Col.

Lizzies Ax

Lizzie’s Axe.  Well, she was acquitted in court.


The line-up.

Contest 1

The future first place winner.

Contest 2

The future second place winner in the farther lane.

1st place

First place winner with Bob Simpson, Post 130 commander.

Taking a break

Taking a break.  Princeton is a retired guide dog and feeling his years.

Sweet Ride

Sweet ride.

Little One

Don’t worry; no one was throwing horseshoes at the time.

Friends of the W&OD Trail Annual Picnic

Please come and join the Friends of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail picnic on Saturday, June 8th from 12 noon until 4 p.m. The location of the picnic will be at the American Legion Post 130 building at 400 N. Oak Street in Falls Church, VA 22046.  The American Legion building is located adjacent to mile marker 6 1/2 on the W&OD Trail.

Items on the menu will include hot dogs, crab legs, coconut shrimp/shrimp cocktail, pulled pork BBQ, BBQ chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, cookies, and assorted drinks including sodas, iced tea, lemonade, and bottled water.  The picnic is also part of the Friends of the W&OD Trail’s annual meeting about the state of the W&OD Trail.  It is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the trail and our Friends of the W&OD Trail volunteer group.

The picnic will also serve as a celebration of the life of Walter L. Mess who passed away on Sunday, May 26th, 2013.  Walter established the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA) and was a member of its Board for more than 45 years.  During his time on the Board the agency preserved over 10,000 acres of land.  While Walter loved the many waterparks, golf courses, historic sites, campgrounds, marinas, and other facilities of NVRPA, he was most proud of the W&OD Trail.  Through his efforts he helped to create the trail and is known as the “Father of the W&OD.”  The first section of the trail was established in 1974 in his home town of Falls Church.  Over the next 10 years the trail expanded to its current 45-mile length.

Please RSVP for the picnic by e-mailing the Friends of W&OD Trail at or by contacting us by phone at (703) 729-0596.  You may also contact them for more information or for directions to the picnic.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!