Manassas was not one of the five cities chosen by Gov. Charles Robb to participate in the Main Street program, but the effort to revitalize downtown Manassas may continue with the help of the program, according to Vice Mayor Stewart Vetter. The national and state program helps jurisdictions revitalize their downtown areas with technical and architectural assistance. The city has already raised $60,000 and has hired a project manager. A spokesman for the Virginia Main Street program said that the state will help Manassas if the city starts its own revitalization project.
The Downtown Revitalization Committee will sponsor the city's annual Fall Jubilee to be held in the streets of Old Town Manassas from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information call 361-5376.
The Manassas City Council last week awarded a contract to expand its water treatment plant to Cor-Kan Constructors Inc., a New Jersey firm. The $3.9 million project will be financed with part of the $9.5 million bond issue the city sold recently. The new plant will double the current capacity from 4 million gallons of treated water daily to 8 million. The project is slated for completion in 18 months. Manassas Park School Dinner The Manassas Park School Board played host to the Virginia School Board Association recently by serving members a dinner cooked by home economics students in the 9th and 10th grades. According to School Superintendent Jimmy Stuart, the students' offering, which consisted of breast of chicken with gravy, wild rice, fancy green beans and strawberry cake, was "absolutely delicious."