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Local Car Wash Partners Up With Area High Schools

The following was sent to us by Speedy Green Car Wash:

Speedy Green Car Wash is committed to helping local schools by creating fundraising programs with Manassas Park, Osbourn Park and Osbourn High Schools in Manassas, Va.  Now through June 2011, patrons can select the school fundraiser of their choice at Speedy Green Car Wash's Auto Teller while selecting their car wash option. Twenty percent of their purchase goes back to the school of their choice. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view the fundraising page at www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Christmas Parade Participant Submissions Due Soon

Update: Do you want to be a Christmas Parade participant? Email info@gmchristmasparade.org if you’re interested in participating in the 2010 parade! Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 22nd.

From Historic Manassas, Inc.:

Old Town Manassas Features 28th Annual Fall Jubilee

This was sent to us by Historic Manassas, Inc.:

It’s that time again for the beautiful log carvings of the popular Chainsaw Chix, 300 crafters and lots of entertainment at the 28th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee to be held, Sat., Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Old Town Manassas, Va., presented by Clear, an Internet company based in Kirkland, Wash. With FREE admission and FREE parking, the event will feature hundreds of crafters, including exhibitors with handmade jewelry and products, woodcrafts, face painting, a pumpkin patch, live entertainment and rides.

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Historic Manassas Inc. Hires New Event Coordinator

The following story was sent to us by Historic Manassas, Inc.:

Sarah McHugh of Chesapeake, Va., was recently hired as the event coordinator for Historic Manassas, Inc. She is responsible for planning and organizing events, such as the Heritage Railway Festival, the Wine & Jazz Festival, Celebrate America, Merry Old Town, and the upcoming Fall Jubilee.

A graduate of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., McHugh earned her master’s degree in arts administration and a bachelor’s degree in music performance.  She has more than three years of event planning experience and most recently worked at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a coordinator in their Special Events Office.   

1st Annual Wine & Arts Festival

Save the date! Old Town Manassas will be holding its first ever Wine & Arts Festival on Saturday, September 18. The festival will feature free tastings from local restaurants, wineries and art work from local artists.

The Wine & Arts Festival will also feature live music by Jason Paul Curtis with the Fabulous Bob Meyer Trio. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Old Town Manassas and the food tastings are FREE. However, if you are a wine-taster, the admission cost will be $10 a person.  For more information about the festival check out www.visitmanassas.org.

Manassas Museum Event Tickets On Sale Now

It may be your last chance to buy tickets to the Manassas Museum’s “Spies in the Attic” at Liberia Manassas on August 28. The 10:00 a.m. tour is already sold out, but there are a few tickets left of the 1:00 p.m. tour. You better act fast!

On Saturday, September 11, at 2:00 p.m. the Manassas Museum is sponsoring A Civil War Trails Old Town Walking Tour. It is easy to forget that the Manassas sidewalks were once crowded with 24,000 Confederate soldiers. The tour will bring to life the stories about the transformation and the destruction of the area during the Civil War.

The walking tour is $15 and advance tickets are required. If there is inclement weather, the new date will be September 25. To purchase tickets you can visit www.manassasmuseum.org or call 703-368-1873.