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Happy Birthday, Mr. Simon!

Reston founder turns 99 on April 10.

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Reston founder Robert E. Simon is getting closer to the 100-year mark. Simon turns 99 on Wednesday, and he shows few signs of slowing down.

This week, Simon will be at the 22nd annual Best of Reston gala, where he is the honorary chairman. Simon will also helm the event next year - and has set a goal of raising $1 million over the two years for Reston Interfaith.

Simon, who was born on April 10, 1914, will also be feted at the annual Founder's Day on Lake Anne Plaza at noon on Saturday.

The nonagenarian lives in Heron House at Lake Anne with his wife, Cheryl. He he says credits his longevity to a daily walk and a daily martini.

More:

Q & A with Simon on his 98th birthday

Video of Simon playing bongos at Cafe Montmartre in 2012

Simon on Reston's Founding

Simon dog sledding in Canada in 2012

 

Send your birthday greetings to Mr. Simon in the comments below. You can also upload a photo of your favorite spot in Reston to show Mr. Simon how far we have come.

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