It went into extra innings, but the Arlington County Democratic Committee surpassed its goal of collecting 350 boxes of cereal in 2014 for the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
The final tally was 361 boxes, according to the party’s February newsletter; the close-out date was stretched to Jan. 7 so cereal donated during the committee’s monthly meeting could be counted.
The cereal-collection effort is an initiative of Democratic Values in Action, a local effort spearheaded by Kim Klingler.
According to The Voice (the party newsletter), Yorktown and Nottingham precincts were responsible for the contribution of the most cereal, followed by Woodlawn, Thrifton, Wilson, Columbia, Rock Spring, Aurora Hills, Madison, Cherrydale, Central, Marshall and Monroe precincts.
The goal for 2015 is 370 boxes.