Fairfax City will hold its first city party Saturday, Feb. 19, with an afternoon forum during which city officials promise to provide "everything anyone ever wanted to know about the city."
That will be followed by a gala evening dinner-dance where residents can meet local officials and Rep. and Mrs. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.).
The free forum, which will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Fairfax High School, will be similar to a convention, with top city and school officials on hand plus exhibits by all city agencies and departments.
The City Council conceived the idea "after new members were sworn into office last spring and were impressed by the briefings given by city department heads," said city spokesman Thomas Welle. "The forum will give the public a chance to talk to top city officials on a one-to-one basis."
The dinner-dance, with band music, entertainment and door prizes at Fair City Mall, is being sponsored by the recently formed Friends of Fairfax City. Profits from the $15-a-person affair will go to the newly formed Historic Fairfax Inc., which will encourage historic preservation in the city and oversee three city-owned properties: the old town hall, Earp's Ordinary and the Moore-McClandish house.