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of the 2024 FISH Fling coming soon. Photos here.


The FISH Fling was a great success!  

If you were unable to attend but still wish to contribute to support our efforts to help neighbors in need, please click on the donate button below.
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Scenes from the 2023 Fling
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2023 Fling Sponsors


KingFISH $5,000


Reston Community Center

County of Fairfax

The Closet

AngelFISH $2,500


Dominion Energy

Peggy LeReche

Delegate Kenneth R. & Mrs. Jane Plum

GoldFISH $1,000


Anthem HealthKeepers Plus

Northwest Federal Credit Union               

The Robert & Annette Reed Charity Fund

St. John Neumann Catholic Community

United Christian Parish

SailFISH $500


Peggy Fox & Tom Horan

Janet & Joe Hyman

Mary & William Jackson

Reconcile Ready Mediation

Mary & Charlie Saunders


SunFISH $250


Bechtel Employees Club


Thomas & Linda Haselhorst

Kathy & Ken Jones 

Paul & Raba Letteri

Lily Mannoia

Todd Schryer

Wine Pull Donors


Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant

April & Tom Elliott

Kevin Fletcher

David & Diane Mandel

Lois McMahon

Charlie & Mary Saunders

Elliot & Kathy Wicks

David & Susan Eby

Lynn Warner & Josh Weinstein







A Thousand Stories

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema


Jane Kinzler Anthony

Aspen Jewelry Design

Barcelona Wine Bar

Bargain Loft

Bartaco Reston

Birkenstock Powered 

by Comfort One Shoes

Beth Bittenbender

Boating in DC at Keybridge Boathouse

Renee Boyle

Brenda Wuff, INNteriors


Chesapeake Chocolates

Chick-Fil-a Village Commons Christie-Adam Salon & Spa

Chuy's Tex-Mex

Club Pilates, Herndon

Cracker Barrel


Crust Pizzeria

Dulles Golf Ctr. & Sports Park

April & Tom Elliott

European Wax Center

GG Hair Salon 

Giant Food

Glory Days, North Point 

Gold's Gym 

Great American Restaurants

Great Clips South Lakes

Great Harvest Bread Company

Gregorio's Trattoria

Herndon Nail Salon & Spa

Hidden Creek CC Golf Course

Homegrown Power Yoga

Joe Hyman

Illusions Hair Salon

Infinity Spa

International Spy Museum

Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Kathy Jones

Karin's Florist - Vienna

La Ong Thai Bistro

Le Vingt Trois Cafe & Bakery

Life Champ Martial Arts

Loebig Wellness & Chiropractor

Lyne Lollichon

Longhorn Steakhouse

Lubin Portrait Studio

Pat Macintyre

David & Diane Mandel

Judith Mandrgoc

Lois McMahon

Mediterranean Breeze Restaurant 

Merrifield Garden Center

Mira Spa and Salon

Rich & Elissa Morrison

Nail Villa

Nando's Peri-Peri

NextStop Theatre Company

Noodles & Co

Not Your Average Joe's

N'Used Fashions

On The Border

One Life Fitness

Outback Steakhouse, Herndon

Paradise Springs Winery 

Red Lobster

Red's Table

Bob & Annette Reed

Reston Association

Reston Museum

Reston Quilters Unlimited

Russia House

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Salon Amanda

Mary & Charlie Saunders


Scissors & Scotch Barbers

VA Delegate Marcus Simon

Sweetwater Tavern, Sterling

The Cinnamon Tree

The Farm Brewery at Broad Run, Haymarket 

The Melting Pot

The Pink Reef Jewelry Co.

Town of Herndon Community Ctr.

Lynn Warner

Washington Commanders

Weber's Pet Supermarket

Wegmans, Reston

Elliot K. Wicks

Kathleen Woodward

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

Auction & Other Contributors

Dollar Donors

April & Tom Elliott

Barbara Ewalt

Marshall & Susan Gerstel

James & Nanna Gilley

Connie & Paul Hartke

William & Robyn Kampf

Thomas & Ruth Mulkerin

Edward Robichaud

Barbara Schell

Live Auction Donors

Rosemary Leonard

Peggy LeReche 

NextStop Theatre Company

and Cantina D'Italia

Peggy Fox, Topper Shutt & WUSA-9


Every year we recognize people have made outstanding contributions to our organization.  Four 2023, we honor the following individuals: Jack Gazlay, Gail Bejarano, Leslie Hurdle, Leslie Kane, Hartke Building-Connie & Paul Hartke, Senator Janet D. Howell, Delegate Kenneth R. Plum, and Supervisor John W. Foust. For more details about these people and their contributions, please go to the News page.

Previous Events

FISH Fling 2022

FISH Fling 2022 Sponsors      


King Fish




Angel FISH






Peggy Fox & Tom Horan

Delegate Ken Plum & Mrs. Jane Plum

The Robert & Annette Reed Charity Fund






Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Hidden Creek Country Club Women’s Golf Association

Janet & Joseph Hyman

Mary & Charlie Saunders



German Friends of FISH, Inc.      

Kositzka, Wicks and Company (KWC)                    Starboard Cove Creations


Media Sponsor

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Auction Contributors


Anonymous Grandma

Aslin Beer Co.

Bach to Rock Herndon

Bargain Loft Thrift Store

Beth Bittenbender

Bowlero, Bowl America Dranesville

Caboose Brewing Company

Cabot Cheese

Cantina D'Italia

Catena Safaris Argentina


Creative Cauldron

Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park

Escape Room Herndon

Great American Restaurants

Hair & Nails Care

Hidden Creek Country Club

Joseph Hyman

International Spry Museum

Jim Hardcastle

Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Lettuce Entertain You (Mon Ami Gabi)

Lubin Portrait Studio

Pat Macintyre

Judith Mandrgoc

Merrifield Garden Center

Janie Odlen

Panjshir Afghan Restaurant

Keith Perich

Pinot's Palette

Annette & Bob Reed

Reston Association Aquatics

Reston Association Tennis

Reston Historic Trust & Museum

River & Trail Outfitters

Mary & Charlie Saunders

Six Flags America


Starboard Cove Creations

Tarara Summer Concerts

The Bargain Loft Thrift Shop

Total Wine & More - Reston Store

Washington Nationals


Elliot & Kathleen Wicks


Please support the businesses that contributed to the 2022 FISH Fling



David R. Mandel, FISH Fling Chair 

Susan Sather, FISH Fling Co-Chair

Peggy R. Fox

Renee Boyle

April Elliot

Janie Odlen

Mary C. Saunders, FISH Executive Director

Kevin Fletcher, Bargain Loft Thrift Shop Manager

Successful "Stuff the Bus" Food Collection

Herndon-Reston FISH was invited by Fairfax County to participate in the "Stuff the Bus" event at the North County Government Center in Reston on October 9. We collected 863 pounds of groceries! (a good result, especially for a holiday weekend with many other activities happening around the community.)


The need for food is real: about 87,000 people in Fairfax County are experiencing food insecurity! Food items donated help with the FISH Holiday Food program and the excess will support the St. Anne's Episcopal Church Food Pantry.


Thank you to the County for selecting us, to Supervisor Walt Alcorn for hosting us, to volunteers who spent their time helping, and to all those who provided groceries.

About "Stuff the Bus": The event began in 2011 in response to a critical need to help restock the shelves of local food pantries after the holidays. This collaborative program is a partnership between Fairfax County Government and local nonprofits. Now in its 10th year, Stuff the Bus continues to support food assistance efforts for families and households. Since inception, Stuff the Bus has collected over 220 tons of food to feed hungry people in Fairfax County. Each County Supervisor will have one or two Stuff the Bus events in their district on this day.

HRFISH Has Its Own Tea Blend for Sale: "Hooked on FISH"

We are honored Elden Street Tea Shop has selected HRFISH as one of the nonprofits to be part of its InclusiviTEA program. The InclusiviTEA mission is to promote “Diversity, Acceptance, Community.”


Our tea blend is called “Hooked on FISH" (Friendly, Instant, Sympathetic Help).

The blend is green tea, goji berries, a hint of marigolds (for color), and a splattering of FISH sprinkles (for their cheeriness, brightness and optimism, plus they’re FISH!). The blend will not only soothe the stress of the holiday season, it will also complement savory offerings (like cheeses) and sweet delicacies alike.


For each tin of “Hooked on F.I.S.H.” sold, ESTS will donate 20% to FISH!! Bask in the knowledge that each delicious sip supports your community!

ORDER A REFILL: “Hooked on FISH” refills may be ordered


Brewed all your tea but still hooked on December's "Hooked on FISH"? You can order more! FISH still gets paid 20% of the revenue of each refill, so you can keep supporting your favorite charity by drinking your favorite tea. Click here to ORDER "HOOKED ON FISH" 

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