A Grand One

6 10 2008

Dar Al-Noor holds it’s annual BBQ and festival during the summertime, this year’s event is the official Grand Opening of the completed center.  This facility serves the Muslim community in Prince William County and this event draws a crowd of about 3-5,000 annually.  Here are some pictures from the event.






I caught Ghazi in mid-speech while we stood behind the mosque, waiting in line for food.



The Grillinator

The Grillinator

Ali’s favorite part about volunteering – grilling chicken!  Look at all that meat…but with the amount of people that came, I bet it didn’t take long for all of it to finish.



Twice the Coverage

Twice the Coverage

The mosque arranged for a shuttle service to bus people back and forth between the facility and overflow parking lots at adjacent shopping centers.  Here a woman walks to her car after riding the shuttle.



A Community Gathered

A Community Gathered

Crowds of hundreds gathered at the front of the mosque in anticipation.  Special guests Tim Kaine, Gov. of VA, and Tom Davis, VA Congressman, visited Dar Al-Noor for its Grand Opening Ceremony.  This is just minutes before their arrival.



Something In The Air

Something In The Air

During the cleanup, after the event, storm clouds gathered in the sky and strong winds scattered boxes and other loose debris.  Fortunately, the weather cleared up and allowed the volunteers to finish wrapping up smoothly after a very successful event.




One response

14 10 2008

clever.. twice the coverage..heehee

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