Saturday, December 3, 2011
Visitors and residents converged on Manassas streets as early as 8 a.m. Saturday in anticipation for the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade.
Visitors and residents converged on Manassas streets as early as 8 a.m. Saturday in anticipation for the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. Manassas resident Jackie Scott grew up in Manassas and so did her mother. Her daughter, Sarah, is now a freshman at Osbourn High School and a member of the Screaming Eagles Color Guard, which performed in Saturday's parade. Scott was at her regular spot along Center Street across from the Old Town Sports Pub by 8 a.m. Saturday, but she recalled watching the parade from the old Ashby Jewelers location closer to City Hall when she was a child. The parade comprised of 100 units began at 10 a.m. from Mathis Avenue near Liberia before it wound its way through Old Town, coming to an end two hours later on …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Largest holiday parade in the area expected to attract over 50,000 people.
Since 1945 the City of Manassas has put on a Christmas parade the first weekend in December, and this year the tradition lives on with the 66th Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade taking place Saturday at 10 a.m. A variety of local high school marching bands, cub scouts and churches, Manassas Police Color Guard and the Washington Redskins Marching Band will be apart of 100 marching units in this year's event that is expected to attract over 50,000 people. There will be over 2,000 volunteer participants in this year's parade. The theme for the 2011 parade is 'Christmas Remembered' to highlight what one remembers about Christmas when they were a child. Volunteers have been working feverishly to design floats surrounding the theme, …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The center executive director, wife, mother and grandmother has been named Woman of the Year by the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade Committee.
Sally Lay has served the art communities of Manassas and Prince William County for the past 23 years and this weekend will be honored for her contribution as Woman of the Year for the 2011 Greater Manassas Christmas Day Parade. "I feel so honored that the committee chose me from the many, many nominees," Lay said. "I am very, very pround to represent the city that I love so much." Lay said she plans to celebrate by attending the tree lighting ceremony Friday at the Manassas Museum before heading into Old Town for dinner and shopping with friends who are coming in from out of town. Lay serves as the executive director of the Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas/Prince William County. She has overseen the development of programming at the…
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Manassas City Manager Larry Hughes, who will be retiring at the end of the year, has been named Grand Marshal for the 2011 Greater Manassas Christmas Parade.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Manassas City Manager Larry Hughes, who will be retiring at the end of the year, has been named Grand Marshal for the 2011 Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. The good news was shared at the regularly-scheduled Manassas City Council Meeting on Monday, Oct. 24 by Parade Chairman John Martin. Hughes said he was "honored, humbled and surprised" after the announcement was made. Hughes said he is proud to serve where many great people have served before him. Hughes has been the City Manager for over 12 years, and has been noted for his creativity, flexibility, and budgeting and financing skills when managing the city. He was also an integral part to some of the early pieces of 'Manassas Next,' according to colleague Council Member Andy Harrover…