Chamber of Commerce
to honor veterans’ service

The Prince William Chamber of Commerce seeks sponsors for its “Salute to the Armed Services” event at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at Harbour View in Woodbridge.

The community is invited to sponsor a veteran’s attendance at the event, which will honor the veteran’s service and introduce the new Prince William Veterans Council.

A $75 sponsorship will include admission for a veteran and the sponsor. The sponsorship deadline is Dec. 7.

For information, call 703-368-6600, e-mail or visit and click on Events.

Occoquan hosts 2 charity programs for the holidays

Occoquan is hosting two programs to help the needy during the holiday season.

To participate in the the Tree of Hope campaign, buy a small ($5) or large ($10) ornament from Off the Beading Path, 310 Mill St., Suite E, and hang it on the town tree in front of Town Hall, 314 Mill St. All proceeds from the campaign support the Hilda M. Barg Homeless Prevention Center.

To participate in the Un-Trim-A-Tree program, choose a gift tag from the tree inside Town Hall or pick up a tag from Betsy Merklein at Personally Yours, 308 Mill St. Then buy the gift on the tag and return it to Town Hall or Personally Yours by Dec. 7.

The gifts will be distributed to children in the county who might not otherwise receive a gift during the holidays. Gift baskets for homebound seniors will also be accepted and do not require a gift tag.

Crime Prevention Council gives awards to community

The Prince William Crime Prevention Council and the Prince William County Police Department honored residents and organizations this month during their annual awards ceremony.

→The Prince William County Sheriff’s Office received the meritorious service award for the Ident-a-Child program.

→John and Jean Carr received the citizenship award for coordinating the Occoquan Overlook Neighborhood Watch program.

→Whit Evans of Shirt Art earned the executive award for his contributions to the council’s annual golf tournament for the past five years.

→David Clark received the exceptional performance award for coordinating the Lord Wales Neighborhood Watch. Alfred Dugas of Old Virginia HAMS Fleet received the award for the Business/Fleet/Worship Watch.

→Anita Martindell was awarded a certificate of appreciation for working pro bono on the council’s taxes.

Manassas City budget receives award for 28th year

For the 28th consecutive year, a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting was presented to the City of Manassas by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Manassas also received a distinguished budget presentation award for its annual operating budget.

Lions Club to sell variety of citrus fruit at Lions Park

The Lake Jackson/Mid-County Lions Club will sell citrus fruit Dec. 6 through 8 at Lions Park, next to the Woodbine Station Shopping Center at Hoadly and Dumfries roads.

The club will sell naval oranges, tangelos and pink grapefruit for $9 to $32.

For information or to order, call 703-365-2527.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane