ACTS Raising Funds

Action in Community Through Service, a nonprofit, humanitarian organization for Prince William residents, has embarked on an ambitious campaign to raise funds for its programs. Through March 31, ACTS will try to recruit 600 new members and encourage about 1,000 current members to reapply.

The organization, formed in 1969 by a church, offers temporary shelter to the homeless, provides food and clothing to the needy and operates a 24-hour telephone help line. It also runs a day care center for children, a thrift shop of clothing and furniture and a program to help battered women and children by offering emergency shelter and counseling.

The organization helped more than 15,000 people last year. Individual memberships are $10, family memberships, $20. An organization or a congregation can pledge $100. For information, call 221-3186. Travel Volunteers Thanked

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recognized 23 travel counselors who volunteered more than 3,300 hours during 1987 to staff the county's Tourist Information Center.

The travel counselors provided county visitors and residents with information on county attractions, accommodations, restaurants and retail shops. An average of more than 2,000 people visit the center each year.

The counselors are: Beth, Dianne and Louise Baldwin; Olivia Carson; Virginia Carstens; Betty Clark; Sylvia Cook; Judith Dawson; Shirley Ditch; Chan Driscoll; Helen Ellicott; Shirley Hanson; Esther Howard; Pura Kam; Jonathan Lerner; Freda Levin; Veronica Mayer; Kim Morello; Mary Jane Schneider; Gert Schwartz; Julia Templeton; Mary Via, and Edna Way.

The tourist information center, which recently relocated from Tackett Mills near Lake Ridge to 200 Mill St. in Occoquan, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Piano, String Contest

The Manassas Performing and Fine Arts Center will hold a piano and string competition for high school students living in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park in March.

Students wishing to compete in the string competition, scheduled for March 13, must apply by Saturday. Those planning to compete in the piano competition, scheduled for March 19, must apply by Feb. 20. For information, call 368-3463.

The center, located at 9309 Grant Ave., also will be host to the Prince William Symphony String Quartet Monday as part of the Monday Night Series. Tickets are $6 for members of the center and $8 for nonmembers. For information, call 368-3463.