Manassas Utilities to Celebrate 100 Years with Public Utility Day on Sat., Oct. 12

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Contributed by City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities

Manassas Utility to Bury Time Capsule; Donate to American Cancer Society

City-SealThe City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities is hosting a free, 100-Year Celebration at the Sat., Oct. 12 Public Utility Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manassas Public Works Building at 8500 Public Works Drive in Manassas, Va., includes free lunch, entertainment, tours and a time capsule burial. Manassas Utilities will also donate $5 for every person that attends the event to the American Cancer Society in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For information, go to

The family-fun event is free and features free lunch by Bad to the Bone,  ice cream by Nathans, live music by Shake It Up band, balloon artists, jugglers, cherry picker truck rides, tours, moon bounce, a pumpkin patch, as well as a kiosk depicting Manassas Utilities 100-year history, including a book that chronicles Manassas Utilities 100-year timeline.

“In 1913, Manassas Utilities began servicing its first customers and we’re going to capture those memories in a 100-year time capsule that will be buried at the Public Works facility during our 100-year anniversary celebration,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas. “We’re grateful to all our sponsors…and we hope that everyone can come out and help us give back to the American Cancer Society,” said Moon.

Sponsors include: Ashby Jewelers, City Square of Café, Carmellos and Monzo of Manassas, Va. and anniversary cake by Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va.

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 or call 703-257-8219.

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