Dumfries Town Council Passes Resolution to Commemorate 275th Anniversary of Town Charter

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The Dumfries Town Council has passed a resolution to establish a committee to plan a celebration in 2024 to mark the 275th anniversary of the town’s charter. The resolution, which passed unanimously, marks a significant milestone in the history of Dumfries and signifies the council’s commitment to preserving and celebrating the town’s rich heritage.

The celebration, set to take place in 2024, will include a series of events and activities designed to bring the community together and honor the town’s long and proud history. From parades and festivals to historical reenactments and educational programs, the celebration promises to be a memorable and exciting event for residents and visitors alike.

The Dumfries Town Council is now inviting interested individuals to submit letters of interest to participate in the planning committee. The committee will play a crucial role in determining the scope and focus of the celebration and will work closely with local organizations and businesses to ensure that the event is a success.

Individuals who are interested in participating in the planning committee should send a letter of interest to pio@dumfriesva.gov by March 1, 2023. The council will review all submissions and select the committee members by March 21, 2023.

“We are thrilled to commemorate the 275th anniversary of our town’s charter and honor the rich history and heritage of the Town of Dumfries,” said Mayor Derrick Wood. “This celebration will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate our town’s past, present, and future.”

For more information about the celebration or to submit a letter of interest for the planning committee, please contact the Dumfries Town Council at pio@dumfriesva.gov.

About Dumfries

Dumfries is a historic town located in Prince William County, Virginia. With a rich history dating back to the 18th century, Dumfries is a vibrant and thriving community that is proud of its heritage and dedicated to preserving its rich cultural heritage for future generations.


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