Manassas City Hall renamed in honor of Marvin L. Gillum

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The public was invited to attend the dedication of Manassas City Hall in memory of Marvin L. Gillum, former mayor of the City of Manassas on July 27 at 6 p.m. at the Loy E. Harris Pavilion.

Manassas Mayor Harry “Hal” Parrish II led the ceremonies, which included an invocation by Dr. William Higgins, Executive Pastor of Manassas Baptist Church, and the performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and several of Dr. Gillum’s favorite musical selections by the Manassas Chorale under the direction of Artistic Director Mrs. Becky Verner.

Friends speaking on behalf of Dr. Gillum included State Sen. Charles Colgan, former Manassas Mayor John Weber, Manassas City School Board Vice Chair Scott Albrecht (reading a letter from Former Manassas City School Board Chair Joe Johnson), Director of Music, Manassas Baptist Church, Mrs. Becky Verner, attorney Mike Vanderpool and businessman John Gregory.

The Gillum family, many of whom were present, were represented by Dr. Gillum’s daughters Mrs. Debby Milligan and Melanie Przybocki, who came forward and joined Gillum City Hall Committee Chair Roger Snyder and his wife Cyndy in unveiling the exterior sign and interior plaque. A reception followed.

Funds for the sign and plaque were raised from private donations.

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