Contributed by Manassas Department of Public Works
Manassas Utility Donates More Than $3,000 to American Cancer Society
The City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities is donating $3, 165 to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness, as part of their 100 Year Anniversary Event, where more than 600 people attended and Manassas Utilities donated $5 for every person that participated. They also announced winners of their grand prize giveaways, which are: Janet Richards of Manassas, winning the Ashby Jeweler’s pearl necklace and bracelet set, while Jesse Caudill, Marita Doherty and Pedro Amaya of Manassas, Va. also won $50 gift cards from City Square Café and Monza of Manassas. For information, go towww.manassascity.org.
Although an overcast day, 633 people showed up; eating more than 700 pulled-pork and barbecued chicken lunches served with baked beans and coleslaw by Bad to the Bone of Gainesville, Va. Manassas Utility linemen gave countless cherry-picker truck rides. Pumpkins were also popular, with 400 pumpkins given away at the event. Lines were long and steady for bucket truck rides, lunch and balloon creations by Miguelloon. Attendees enjoyed a variety of songs performed by the Shake It Up band of Manassas, Va. as well.
“Despite the rainy weather, our 100-year anniversary was a very well-attended event and we received positive feedback from visitors about all the different displays and educational materials we provided,” said Mike Moon, director of Manassas Utilities and Public Works.
Sponsors include: Ashby Jewelers, City Square of Café, Carmellos and Monzo of Manassas, Va. and anniversary cake by Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va.
ABOUT CITY OF MANASSAS
Established in1913, the City of Manassas Utilities/Public Works department ensures the availability of safe, reliable water usage, electric utilities, as well as provides responsive maintenance and collection services at an affordable cost to citizens of Manassas, Va. It is noted for its environment-friendly projects and equipment, while tasked with capital projects that enhance public and private infrastructure. The utilities team participates in community fundraisers, like Toys for Tots, the United Way, American Public Power Association Tree Power and Arbor Day. The department holds memberships with America Public Power Association, American Water Works Association, American Public Works Association and the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce.
The City of Manassas, Va., is an independent, full service city of 10-square miles in Northern Virginia. The City is rich in history and the Manassas Junction of railroads played a pivotal role in the American Civil War. The City has a population of 37,821, owns its own public utilities, has the busiest general aviation airport in Virginia and is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Manassas has been recognized by the Virginia Municipal League and other national and state organizations for its highly successful neighborhood improvement programs and by the Government Finance Officers Association for excellence in financial reporting and budgeting. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.
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