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Discover Western Prince William June/July 2018
~Nancy Griffi n-Bonnaire
National "Yarn Ambassador" to Speak at
Crochet Guild of PWC Event
Yarn enthusiasts won't want to miss an exciting
opportunity this month! Shira Blumenthal, nationally
recognized "Yarn Ambassador" of Lion Brand Yarn
Company, will speak at the Crochet Guild of Prince
William County meeting on Monday,
June 18, at 7:00
p.m. at Manassas Church of the Brethren (10047
Nokesville Road).
Attendees will interact with each other and learn from
Shira, who represents one of the largest and most
well-known companies in the yarn industry. She will
share entertaining videos, and tips and ideas about
working with yarn, as well as provide previews of new
yarns. Each attendee will also receive a goodie bag
from Lion Brand Yarn.
This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. To reserve your
spot, call
(703) 791-1449 or send an email to
Keep Manassas Beautiful Wins
President's Circle Award
The City of Manassas Keep Manassas Beautiful
group was recognized last month by Keep America
Beautiful with the President's Circle Award, which
honors exemplary performance in creating clean,
green, and beautiful communities.
City Manager Pat Pate lauds the efforts of
an extraordinary group of citizens that act
as stewards of the city's streets, parks, and
historic sites. "The City of Manassas has
many outstanding volunteers," he says. "We
count them as a great resource for the city
and the community." To learn more, visit
The Weems-Botts Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
Historic Dumfries Virginia (HDV), the nonprofi t organization that operates the Weems-
Botts Museum, recently announced its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star
Museums. This collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star
Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America
offers free admission to the nation's active duty military personnel and their families
from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
"Our museum is located very close to Marine Corps Base Quantico," says HDV
executive manager Karleen Kovalcik. "Our organization is connected to our nation's
military through the active duty personnel, veterans, and military family members
who are volunteers, staff, and visitors at our museum."
"Visiting a museum is a great way to get to know a
community--whether it's in your hometown or a stop on
a road trip," says NEA chairman Jane Chu. "We appreciate
the enthusiasm of museums all across the country who
open their doors for military and their
families to spend time together and have
new arts experiences."
This year's participating Blue Star
Museums represent not just fine arts
museums, but also science, history,
and children's museums, zoos, and
nature centers. A list of participating
museums nationwide is available at
Local GEICO Offi ce Hosts
the GEICO Show Race Car at
Potomac Nationals
Got July 4 plans? Here's a hot idea!
Head to Northwest Federal Field at
Pfi tzner Stadium to watch the Potomac
Nationals play the Salem Dash. In
addition to the game, attendees can
enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, mini
American fl ag giveaway, and a fabulous
fi reworks show. Plus, Dave Stinson,
Sr. and his local GEICO offi ce is once
again hosting the GEICO Show Race Car on July 4 and 5. Dave notes that the former
race car is always a hit with NASCAR fans, who enjoy seeing a genuine NASCAR race
car up close--photo opportunities are encouraged! You may even see the GEICO
gecko onsite, as well as Dave, who's happy to answer any insurance questions!
Leadership Prince William Seeks Youth Academy Participants
Attention, rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders in Prince William County! Leadership Prince
William, a nonprofi t focused on inspiring and engaging leaders within the county, is
accepting applications for its 4th Annual Summer Youth Academy to be held
1627 from 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. at Youth for Tomorrow's Bristow campus.
Through the program, participants have opportunities to enhance
their team building, communication, and leadership skills and
gain an understanding of how their community works together,
with themed days focusing on topics like Arts & Culture, Health
& Human Services, Environment & Open Spaces, and History/
The camp is open to students who live or attend school in Prince
William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.
Tuition is $460 per person, and the application is available by
visiting their website at
and clicking on "Programs."
Manassas Regional Airport FBO Named #1 FBO in the World
The Manassas Regional Airport has two Fixed-Base Operators (FBOs), and Aviation
International News (AIN) recently named one of them--APP Jet Center, which was
established in 2009--as the number one FBO in the world for line services. The
recognition followed a survey sent to qualifi ed AIN subscribers about service that
FBOs worldwide provide to their customers. More than 5,200 evaluations from nearly
100 countries were received.
FBOs are organizations that are granted the right by an airport to operate at the
airport and provide aeronautical services, including fueling, hangaring, tie-down
and parking, aircraft rental and maintenance, fl ight instruction, and similar services.
"We are incredibly proud of our team here at Manassas," says APP Jet Center general
manager Quinn Redden. "Congratulations to them on a job very well done."
A participant in the inaugural
Summer Youth Academy
(2014) addresses his fellow
campers and parents
during the Commencement
Ceremony. Each year the
students select one of their
own to speak at graduation.
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