Donate Coats for SERVE at Monza; Get $25 Monza/Carmello’s Gift Card

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Historic Manassas Restaurant Collects Coats for SERVE at Manassas Christmas Parade on Sat., Dec. 7

Monza of Historic Manassas will be collecting gently used coats to donate to SERVE in exchange for a $25 Monza or Carmello’s gift card

Photo courtesy Jan Sagemueller

Photo courtesy Jan Sagemueller

and free hot chocolate and coffee on Sat., Dec. 7 during the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. Coat donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Monza at9405 Battle Street in Old Town Manassas, VaMonza is also offering a half-priced pizza lunch after the parade. For more information, go

“We all feel the drop in temperature, and for those in need, sometimes one warm coat is hard to come by which is why we wanted to help collect as many coats as possible for the our local SERVE program,” said Miguel Pires, general manager of Monza in Historic Manassas, Va. “SERVE has been instrumental in helping the neediest of our community and we hope people will be able to help us be able to give back, and enjoy a free coffee and gift card on us,” said Pires.

The 68th Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 7 in Old Town Manassas. It’s become the largest holiday parade in Northern Virginia, attracting an average of 60,000 spectators. The parade consists of more than 100 marching units, high-flying balloons, and approximately 2,000 Participants. For more information, go to

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. was established in 1987 and is owned by Portuguese immigrant, Alice Pires of Manassas, Va.  The family-owned restaurant offers fine dining, serving a contemporary American cuisine with Portuguese and Mediterranean influence. In 2011, its sister restaurant, Monza, was created, providing bistro fare. Carmello’s earned the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator magazine for four consecutive years, and has been voted best fining dining restaurant by Prince William Today for 2013. Their seasonal menus are complemented by their fresh produce from the restaurant’s garden. Led by general manager, Miguel Pires, Carmello’s and Monza are active volunteers in its community, uniting with local charities to help those in need and to build community spirit. For more information, go to, visit us on Facebook, Twitter or call 703-368-5522.


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