Every year on May 1, Law Day is celebrated throughout the nation. In Fairfax, Law Day means the annual Weiner Roast hosted by Weiner & Spivey PLC.
Ed Weiner (left) has been the host with the roast for 12 years, raising funds to benefit the Fairfax Law Foundation. This year was the biggest and the best yet. Barbara Garcia of the firm said that more than 700 people attended the event last Tuesday, and the roast raised a record $17,000 for the foundation.
The highlights from the 2012 Law Day event included musical performances by the George Mason University Jazz Ensemble and the award-winning Boyle School of Irish Dance. Two other musical acts made their Law Day Weiner Roast debut: The Third Herd Boys, an Irish band, and The Law Day Four, a barbershop quartet.
Virginia State Bar President George Shanks was on hand for the festivities, reading the Law Day Proclamation after the presentation of colors by The American Legion Fairfax Post 177, the Pledge of Allegiance by White Oaks Elementary students, and the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by GMU music professor Darden Purcell. A video of Shanks’s proclamation is posted on YouTube.
And it wouldn’t have been a Weiner Roast without the hot dogs and brats. No burgers. No chicken. Just hot dogs and brats, along with root beer floats, popcorn and cotton candy, among other treats.
(Photo by Daniel Glass Photography LLC – see more photos here)