FCCPS Photo/Marybeth Connelly

Danny took all the festivities in stride, as any 61-year old would! Special purple black raspberry ice cream, purple oatmeal, cards, signs, and purple t-shirts, sweatshirts, ties, and more. So much fun, all in the name of the love showered on Mt. Daniel's mascot in honor of his birthday yesterday. Great job Hippos!

Happy Birthday Art, Signs, Cards

FCCPS came through with a huge outpouring of affection for the hippo on the hill. Thanks, everyone who posted, tweeted, and shared. Click below to enjoy the collection.

Slideshow: Danny's Birthday

COVID Chronicles: Making a Hippo Sized Mascot Face Mask - Arlington Magazine

The magazine is running a series, called "The COVID Chronicles" about special efforts in these unusual times. The most recent features City Council's and the FCCPS BIE's Marybeth Connelly and her story of sewing the face mask for the Mt. Daniel mascot.