City of Alexandria Invites the Community to Help Spread Cheer with #SpreadCheerALX

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City of Alexandria Invites the Community to Help Spread Cheer with #SpreadCheerALX 

For Immediate Release: April 30, 2020

Spread Cheer ALXThe City of Alexandria invites the community to share positive messages and post photos on social media with the hashtag #SpreadCheerALX. Messages can be displayed as signs in windows or yards, chalk art on driveways, notes to workers on trash cans, or decorated rocks in yards. Messages should highlight the “Six Steps to Stop the Spread“ of COVID-19, thank essential workers for supporting our community, or other messages of gratitude, hope, resilience, solidarity, or good cheer.

Everyone has a role—not only in stopping the spread of COVID-19, but also in giving encouragement and cheer to neighbors. Although Alexandrians are separated by physical distancing, the community can connect through shared positive messages. 

Messages posted on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #SpreadCheerALX may be selected by the City to be reproduced as signs for others to display. The City will request permission to reproduce messages in advance. Selected submissions will be printed, displayed on City property, and made available to residents who would like a sign for their yard or window. 

Please be sure to ask permission to place a message on someone else’s property. Up to 10 square feet of signage is permitted per property in residential areas, with each sign up to 4 square feet.

Participation is free and everyone is invited. Those in need of supplies for this project should email or call 703.746.5592. 

For inquiries from the news media only, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at or 703.746.3959.

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