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Discover Western Prince William August 2018
14
Your Business
&
Community
in Action
~ Sarah Smarrelli
Fun for Everyone at Haymarket Day
Don't miss Haymarket Day 2018 on
September 15, featuring a hometown
street festival complete with a parade, performers, and
dozens of vendors, entertainers, and culinary options.
This is Haymarket's biggest event of the year, attended
by more than 35,000 spectators and voted the
Readers' Best Annual Event by Haymarket Living
for
three years and counting. For more information, visit
www.townofhaymarket.org, and click "Events."
Enjoy a Homegrown Feast at Farm-to-Table Dinner
The Prince William Environmental
Excellence Foundation hosts their 3rd
annual farm-to-table fundraiser dinner
to support environmental education
on
August 25 from 3:008:00 p.m.
This year's event will be held at Windy
Knoll Farm (11602 Kettle Run Road,
Nokesville)--a working sheep and
cattle operation. In addition to the
meal, there will be opportunities to
meet local artisan and farm sponsors, view vendor displays and antique
equipment, and enjoy hay rides. A silent auction and raffle ticket sales will
raise additional funds.
The buffet-style dinner consists of pork, chicken, and beef brisket BBQ,
roasted corn on the cob, coleslaw, roasted potatoes, garden salad, and
seasonal fruit cobbler, all prepared by Blue Dog BBQ. Ice cream will
be prepared onsite for pairing with the cobbler. All meal ingredients are
produced and provided by farms in Prince William County. Finally, Old
Bust Head Brewing Company and The Winery at La Grange will sell locally
produced beer and wine.
All proceeds help support environmental and agricultural education
activities in Prince William County,
such as farm field days, watershed
educational experiences, Arbor Day
activities, water-quality monitoring, and
adopt-a-stream.
Tickets for the dinner are $40 for adults, $20 for children ages 1318,
and free for children under 12, and can be purchased by visiting
https://
princewilliamfarm2table2018.eventbrite.com.
High School Seniors Receive Electric Cooperative
Scholarships
After reviewing 133 scholarship
applications with a focus
on students' academics,
recommendations, community
involvement, work experience,
essays, and demonstrated
leadership, the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) selected
11 high school seniors to receive a $1,500 college scholarship each. The
winning applications were further reviewed to select the most outstanding
student to receive the $1,500 J. Manley Garber scholarship, named for
NOVEC's longest-serving board director.
NOVEC's 2018 scholarship winners are Madison Humphries--who
was also the Garber Scholar, Liberty HS; Nicole McNamara, Westfield
HS; Sidney Kiefaber, Centreville HS; Zachary Kirkpatrick, Heritage HS;
Caroline Maloney, Freedom HS; Vivian Lam, Manassas Park HS; Matthew
Cinnamon and Dominique Mickiewicz, Forest Park HS; Katherine Dolan,
St. John Paul the Great Catholic HS; Yara Snawy: Patriot HS; and John
Hayes, Brooke Point HS.
NOVEC is a not-for-profit electric utility
corporation that supplies and
distributes electricity and energy-related services to more than 168,000
customers in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and
Clarke counties, the Town of Clifton, and the City of Manassas Park. It
is one of the largest electric companies of its kind in the nation. For more
information, visit
www.novec.com.
City of Manassas Fire Captain Earns International
Professional Designation
Captain Matthew Fox with the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department
recently completed the process to become a Fire Officer (FO), as awarded
by the Center for Public Safety Excellence
Commission. Using a comprehensive peer review
model to evaluate candidates, FO is a professional
designation that only 448 others have achieved
worldwide. The voluntary program is designed
to recognize individuals who demonstrate
excellence in seven measured components,
including experience, education, professional
development, professional contributions,
association membership, community
involvement, and technical competence. In
addition, all applicants are required to identify a
future professional development plan.
For more information about the FO program, visit
www.cpse.org.
Matthew Fox
Young Leaders Engage in Philanthropic Competition
This summer, local middle and high school students participated in the
Leadership Prince William Summer Youth Academy's annual Leadership
Lemonade fundraiser. This was an entrepreneurial competition that
encouraged philanthropy and community awareness among the students.
The program culminated with two competing lemonade stands on the
grounds of Youth for Tomorrow--home base for the two-week summer
camp. Students were split in groups, and the red team raised funds for Serve
Our Willing Warriors (
https://willingwarriors.org/), while the blue team
raised funds to support The Freedom Museum (
http://freedommuseum.
org/).
For more information, contact Leadership Prince William's executive director
Andrea Short at
(703) 853-0323 or andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org.