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The following was sent to us by Seamus Hogg of Sage Communications:

Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive Ends November 12

From manassascity.org:

"Can you Imagine? - No food to place on your table for Thanksgiving? - A child going to bed hungry? - A local community food pantry with not enough food for those in need?"

"NOW, can you imagine a Thanksgiving Food Drive that could provide 5,000 canned food items to the Manassas SERVE/NVFS food pantry."

Prince William Hospital is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive (November 1 - 12, 2010) in partnership with Fire and Rescue Departments from the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the County of Prince William, and Manassas Volunteer Fire Company. Donated items will be provided to SERVE/NVFS food pantry.

Please help by donating canned food during this holiday season to support the needs of the community.

Financial Aid Night Set for December 8 at Gar-Field High School

From Prince William County Public Schools:

The parents/guardians of high school seniors who attend any Prince William County Public School who are planning to enroll in post-secondary education are encouraged to attend a financial aid presentation at Gar-Field High School on December 8 at 7 p.m. Gar-Field High School is located at 14000 Smoketown Road in Woodbridge.

The presentation, “Understanding and Securing Financial Aid,” will be offered by Felice Rollins, director of The College Place in Woodbridge. She can be reached at 703.680.3729.

For additional information, contact Rosemary Bozo, School Counselor, Gar-Field High School, at 703.730.7128.

This Week is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

From the Prince William County Police Department:

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week always begins the first Sunday in November, and the Police Department’s Animal Control Bureau staff and volunteers invite you to take a closer look at the valuable role that the Animal Shelter plays in enhancing the quality of life of Prince William County.

“The Prince William County Animal Shelter is proud to serve our community by providing our many services,” said First Sergeant Dawn Harman, manager of the Bureau. “But we can’t do it without the support of our community’s residents and businesses.”

Keytone Park Pride Day

From the Official Site of Prince William County:

Thanksgiving Eve Service and Baptism

The following was sent to us by Occoquan Bible Church:

Join us, Occoquan Bible Church, 3700 Old Bridge Road, on Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday, November 24, 2010) from 7:00pm until 8:30pm for a time of fellowship and worship. There will be a brass ensemble providing the music, and refreshments will be served after the service.  We will also celebrate the Baptism of several people that evening as well.  If you or a family member would like to be Baptized, there is a mandatory class on Saturday, November 6th at 9:00am.  Please contact the admin office at 703-878-4673 for more information.

FREE Scary Face Pancakes This Friday at IHOP

The following was sent to us by Amanda Kelly of Wills Communications, Inc.:

No Tricks – Just Treats As Kids 12 And Under Celebrate Halloween A Little Early

IHOP restaurants in the DC area will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of a national No Tricks – Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event.  The “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO® cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake. 

IHOP wants to provide trick or treaters with a safe and fun Halloween celebration that they can enjoy with friends and family as part of the company’s ongoing effort to give something back to the communities in which it operates.