Lortonian Christine Herbstreith is the recipient of the Lorton Community Action Center's Founders Award. Herbstreith, a Lorton resident since 1954, was honored at the LCAC's “Spring into Action” Gala on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
More than 200 people attended the event, which generated $120,000 for the area nonprofit.
Herbstreith was pivotal in starting the LCAC in 1975 after noticing the additional number of Free and Reduced Lunch program students at Gunston Elementary School.
Upon receiving the award, Herbstreith praised God, and thanked her friends associated with the LCAC.