Prince William County news in brief

October 16, 2012
Fuel assistance program accepting applications

The Prince William County Department of Social Services is accepting applications for the fuel assistance program. The program, administered by the Virginia Department of Social Services, helps low-income households with energy and home heating needs.

Applications are due Nov. 9. They are available at the A.J. Ferlazzo Building in Woodbridge and the Sudley North Government Center in Manassas. For an application by mail, call 703-792-7500.

Manassas to participate in regional earthquake drill

The City of Manassas invites residents to participate in the Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill at 10:18 a.m. Thursday. The drill will be held simultaneously in Virginia, Maryland, the District, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

During the drill, participants can practice the following steps wherever they are:

→Drop to the ground.

→Take cover under a sturdy desk or table. If there isn’t a table or desk nearby, drop in an inside corner of a building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms.

→Hold on to whatever you are under, as if a major earthquake were happening (the ShakeOut Web site suggests staying down for at least one minute).

→Don’t run outside. Falling debris is a safety hazard in an earthquake.

To sign up for the Great SouthEast ShakeOut drill or for information, visit www.shakeout.org/southeast.

4-H will lay wreaths at Quantico National Cemetery

The Prince William County 4-H Association, in partnership with Wreaths Across America, will lay wreaths at Quantico National Cemetery on Dec. 15.

The 4-H is selling sponsorships for $15 a wreath as a fundraising effort to support its educational programs and camp scholarships.

For information about sponsoring a wreath or volunteering at Quantico National Cemetery, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org or e-mail Michelle Boice at maboice@verizon.net.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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