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Notes:: Last day to vote for Heart of Del Ray award

Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!

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The Del Ray Business Association awards the Del Ray Farmers’ Market with the Heart of Del Ray award, Feb. 10, 2023 (staff photo by James Cullum)

There are less than 24 hours left to cast your votes in the Del Ray Business Association’s (DRBA) The Heart of Del Ray awards.

Voting closes for the awards at noon today (Thursday).

The award is dedicated to the business or place with the best warm and welcoming attitude and a strong commitment and generosity to the community.

“In other words, what business warms your heart when you [hear] its name,” the DRBA website said.

Nominated Del Ray staples include:

“The Heart of Del Ray Award is presented annually by the Del Ray Business Association during the Valentine’s Day holiday to the business that best represents the heart and soul of Del Ray,” the DRBA said.

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