If you come wearing Nationals gear, you'll get a free pack of Topps baseball cards, while supplies last. Don't forget to visit the many small businesses in the shopping center while there, such as Anglo Dutch Pools and Toys and Westwood Pet Center.
The event happens to be scheduled for the same time this afternoon as a protest planned by residents opposed to the passage of the Westbard sector plan, and the trucks will be parked in the same vicinity where Save Westbard organizers have instructed participants to gather. "They are attempting to co-opt the protest," a resident who asked that his name be withheld said in an email.
A resident of a neighborhood adjacent to the plan area, he said that he and his wife are in their mid-40s, with a young child. He disputed anonymous troll comments posted online which have sought to define plan opponents as senior citizens. Comments by "pro-development hacks about the age and race of the opposition [to the Westbard plan are] a smoke screen to obscure the fact that this a shameless money grab that will place a white elephant in our community," he wrote.