Sunday, December 16, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Sunday, December 16, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America — the best “decked” house in the country —the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 (check the site Monday for a direct link to our contest page so you can enter). Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Tickets for the annual event sell out fast, Virginia Railway Express officials say. Last year more than 7,500 sold.
Tickets for the highly-popular Virginia Railway Express Santa Train event go on sale Monday at 9 a.m. This year's Santa Train is on Dec. 8; trains will depart from the Manassas, Burke Centre, Woodbridge and Leeland Road stations. More information, inlcuding train depature times, are available on the VRE website. Each year the Virginia Railway Express allows children and their parents to ride the commuter train and meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and their helpers—who will all hand out candy canes, coloring books and VRE Operation Lifesaver rail safety information. The Santa Train boarding stations are also drop off points for unwrapped gifts for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots. VRE staff warn that tickets sell out fast online and in person. Last …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
For just $3 you can walk away with a handmade ornament for your Christmas tree.
Feeling the Christmas spirit? Families can head to the Manassas Park Community Center on Dec. 6 and make their own Christmas tree ornaments, instead of buying from retailers. For $3 per person, community center staff will supply the dough and all the supplies for crafting the ornament. After that, the ornament belongs to the creator who can add it to the decorations on their Christmas Tree. The workshop is just one of many holiday events offered in Manassas Park. The annual light parade takes place just two days after the ornament making, and on Dec. 13, there will be Ginger Bread house decorating at the community center, parks and recreation.