Manassas Gets Airport Grant
The Manassas City Council last week accepted a grant of $340,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration to help fund the construction of a taxiway, a paved strip from the airplane hangars to the runway, and 86 new hangars to accommodate corporate jets at the Manassas Municipal Airport. Total cost of the project is $1.2 million.
T-Hangars of Virginia, which will lease land from Manassas on which to build and manage the hangars, will pay costs not covered by the FAA, City Manager John Cartwright said. Dumfries Group Opposes Rec Center Loan
Former Dumfries mayor Olney Brawner said he and several other former mayors will join some residents in opposing a $750,000 loan to fund a town recreation center, which was approved last month by the Town Council. According to Brawner, a standing-room-only crowd opposed the measure at the June 2 meeting. Despite that, he said, the council approved the loan 4 to 2.
Brawner said the former officials and residents will petition the council to reverse its vote on the loan because the council is expected to raise town taxes next week to pay for the recreation center. Plans for the center include ball fields and a recreation building with a special room for senior citizens. Summer Activity Brochure Available
A brochure on summer activities for young people and for families is available at all Prince William County libraries, including the minilibraries, Office on Youth coordinator Jan Dursee said. The brochure, titled Summer Suggestions -- 87, was compiled and published by the Office on Youth. It includes information on day camps, residential camps, park programs and other recreational opportunities and volunteer placements. County residents who want to have a free copy mailed to them should call 335-6095 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Litter Control Awards Are Given
The Prince William Litter Control Council recently gave awards to dozens of groups and individuals for their efforts in keeping the county clean. Top awards went to the Woodridge Woman's Club for its "continuing effort to protect the beauty of the county," the Godwin Middle School Science/Ecology Club for its numerous ecology activities, and Marilyn Mae Thaemert, an Osbourn Park High School freshman, for her work at the Litter Council's Manassas office. According to coordinator Janet Ellis, the President's Award went to Clarence Hall, superintendent of the county's sanitary landfill, for his "concern and interest in promoting a clean county." Prince William Chamber Music Concert
The Prince William Symphony Chamber Players will hold their fourth outdoor concert from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Tacketts Mill in Woodbridge. This week's performance will feature the brass quintet. The symphony's meet-the-instruments program continues at 1 p.m. Sunday, also at Tacketts Mill. Park Authority to Sponsor Concert
The Prince William Park Authority will sponsor a summer family concert at 7 p.m. Sunday in Ben Lomond Park in Manassas. For information, call 361-7126.