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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.   

Candlelight Vigil for Local Teens Killed in Car Accident

There will be a candlelight vigil tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Battlefield High School in Prince William County in honor of Derek Meffert and Stephen Dixon. Meffert, 15, and Dixon, 18, were killed over the weekend in a car accident coming back from a Rascall Flatts concert when their car spun out of control and was struck by another vehicle.

Dixon graduated from Battlefield this past spring and Meffert was about to enter into his sophomore year. Meffert was an avid reader, musician, athlete, and had a great sense of humor, said his mother, Yolanda Meffert.

Prince William County police spokesman said that both speed and alcohol were believed to be factors in the accident that occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday on Logmill Road. The vigil tonight at Battlefield High School is located at 15000 Graduation Drive in Haymarket, VA.

 

September Brings Festivals and More to Old Town Manassas

You want to make sure to stay in town for Saturday, September 18. Old Town Manassas is holding a variety of different festivals on this day, all within blocks of each other! The 35th Annual Edgar Rohr Memorial Car Meet will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Manassas Museum.

Other festivals on this Saturday in September include the 7th Annual Old World Festival and the Taste of Manassas Arts and Food Festival. These will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Harris Pavilion. Don’t miss out on the farmers market or the sidewalk sale either!