1994

First Night started in Alexandria by two women, one from McLean and one from Alexandria.  The board was comprised of dedicated volunteers, some were Alexandria residents, few were Alexandria business people, some were performers, and others had an interest in an alcohol-free New Year’s Eve.  From that time through 2000 fund raising was haphazard.  A decision on whether or not the event would even happen usually occurred in September.  Board meetings were sporadic.