Dumfries to Seek Loan for Center

The Dumfries Town Council approved the application for a $750,000 loan at Sovran Bank to be used to purchase land and build a recreation center just outside of town.

The resolution stipulated that the money cannot be used for any other town project.

"I just don't see putting the town in debt that much -- we should pay as we go," said council member Eleanor Gumm, one of the two council members to vote against the recreation center.

"But if we're going to borrow the money, I'm glad that it's going to be earmarked for only the park and nothing else."

The other dissenting vote came from Robert McClanahan. Vid o on Litter Control Premieres

The Prince William Litter Control Council last week held the premiere showing of a half-hour video titled "Operation Waste Watch," an education project on litter produced by the litter councils of Prince William, Arlington, Fairfax and Falls Church.

The video will be given to the cable television companies in the four jurisdictions; 15-minute versions will be available for classroom use, Prince William Council spokeswoman Janet Ellis said.

The project was funded by Waste Management Inc. of Northern Virginia at a cost of $5,000. Symphony to Hold String Auditions

The Prince William Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions Sept. 8 for all string sections.

Area advanced students, avocational, professional and semiprofessional players of stringed instruments may call 494-6691 for details.

Symphony spokeswoman Stella Olinger said the orchestra also is accepting applications for a personnel manager.

Applicants may send a letter and resume to PWSO, 2200 Opitz Blvd., Suite 214, Woodbridge, Va. 22192. Manassas Choral Society to Perform

The Manassas Choral Society will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Ben Lomond Park in Manassas at the Hillside Amphitheatre.

The group will offer selections from musicals. The concert is sponsored by the Prince William County park authority.County Fair to Open

The Prince William County fair, featuring entertainment, exhibits, contests, demonstrations and refreshments, will open at 2 p.m. tomorrow for nine days.

Admission is $7, which pays for unlimited midway rides and all entertainment; admission for senior citizens is $3.

The fairgrounds are on Rte. 234 outside Manassas. For information, call 368-0173.