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Discover Western Prince William August
16
Your Business
&
Community
in Action
~ Nancy Griffin-Bonnaire
Get Summer's Best at the Manassas Farmers' Market!
One of the best parts about summer is visiting farmers' markets to enjoy the
freshest produce from nearby farms, not to mention handmade products from a
multitude of talented artisans. We're lucky to have some wonderful vendors at all
three local markets, which will remain open through mid-November.
The
Saturday market, now in a new location in the Prince William lot across
from the new Baldwin Elementary School, is open from
7:30 a.m.1:00 p.m. The
Tuesday evening market is at the Harris Pavilion from 5:008:00 p.m. And the
Thursday market, also at the Harris Pavilion, runs from 7:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Incredible produce will vary
throughout coming weeks,
but here's a sampling of
what to expect: asparagus,
beets, bell peppers,
broccoli, cabbage, corn,
cucumbers, eggplant,
green beans, lettuce,
mushrooms, onions, peas,
potatoes, spinach, summer
squash, tomatoes, a host of
berries and watermelons,
and a variety of fresh
herbs.
In addition, vendors feature
fabulous baked goods and
pastries; salad dressings,
oils, salsas, and gourmet
sauces; local honey and
jams; BBQ meats and side
dishes; organic coffee and
tea; free-range eggs and
fresh beef, chicken and
pork; handmade bath and
body products; jewelry
and cloth crafts; and much
more! To learn more, visit
http://visitmanassas.org/listings/farmers-market/.
Edward Jones Seeks Team Members for Walk to End Alzheimer's
Edward Jones is known for much more than its excellent financial planning; it's
also known for supporting the communities in which its offices are located and is
a proud national presenting sponsor of the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End
Alzheimer's.
Deborah Trnka, an Edward Jones financial advisor in the Haymarket office in
Dominion Valley Market Square, is forming a team called "Trnka's Trekkers" to
walk together on
October 21 in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Tri-County Walk that
begins at the Harris Pavilion in Manassas. Residents are invited to join the team
and/or make a donation to support it.
Sign up by visiting
www.edwardjones.com/alz (search "Trnka's Trekkers"), or for
more information, call Deborah at
(571) 248-8267.
Prince William Environmental
Excellence Foundation
Hosts Farm to Table Dinner
In keeping with its mission to support
environmental education, the Prince
William Environmental Excellence
Foundation is hosting its second
annual Farm to Table Fundraiser
dinner on
August 19 from 4:008:00
p.m. The event will be held at Windy
Knoll Farm (11602 Kettle Run Road,
Nokesville), a working sheep and cattle farm with an onsite event center.
The buffet dinner includes pork, chicken, and beef brisket BBQ, roasted corn-
on-the-cob, coleslaw, potato salad, a fresh greens garden salad, and seasonal
fruit cobbler with ice cream. All ingredients for the meal have been produced and
provided by nearly a dozen Prince William County farms. In addition, local beer
and wine will be available from Old Bust Head Brewing Company and The Winery
at La Grange.
All event proceeds go toward the implementation of beyond-the-walls of the
classroom environmental and agricultural education programs for the Prince
William County community. Tickets are $45 per person and must be purchased in
advance by visiting
https://princewilliamfarm2tabledinner.eventbrite.com.
Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center Celebrates All Achievements
Since it opened in 1985, Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center (16198 Silver Lake
Road, Haymarket) has provided therapeutic equestrian activities to individuals
with physical and mental challenges. Under the guidance of registered therapists
and certified riding instructors, these individuals, who are primary youth from the
surrounding areas, gain physical and emotional rewards.
The center always welcomes new
volunteers, which are its most
valuable resource. Volunteer positions
are available in a variety of areas,
including horse leaders, side walkers,
and general operations. No horse
experience is required. To learn more, visit
www.rainbowriding.org or call
(703) 754-6159.
Project Mend-A-House Seeks
Volunteers!
For more than 30 years, Project Mend-A-
House (PMAH) has helped senior citizens,
veterans, low-income, and disabled
residents across Prince William County
through countless hours of volunteer work.
Thanks to their efforts, volunteers have
built wheelchair-accessible ramps, modified
doorways, securing flooring, and completed
many other basic home repairs.
Volunteers are needed, and PMAH is launching a weekend volunteer program for
those who can spare some time for weekend projects. To learn more, contact the
community development coordinator Jhenny Michalek at
(703) 792-7663. To learn
more about Project Mend-A-House, visit
www.pmahweb.org.