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5th Annual Earth Day Celebration in Old Town Manassas

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Press Release
9431 West Street¨ Manassas, VA 20110 ¨ 703-361-6599 ¨ fax: 703-361-6942 ¨

For Immediate Release                                                                      Contact: Sarah McHugh

Wednesday, March 8, 2012                                                              (703) 361 – 6599
5th Annual Earth Day Celebration in Old Town Manassas
Manassas, VA (March 8, 2012)
Earth Day will once again be celebrated in Old Town Manassas to not only promote the need for a sustainable environment, but to encourage people to look around them and possibly donate what they don’t need to others that might. It’s an Old Town with a “green” attitude when Historic Manassas, Inc. hosts the 5th Annual Spring Cleaning Day on Saturday, April 21, in and around the Harris Pavilion from 10am until 3pm. The day includes exhibitors from non-profit and civic organizations providing recycling and environmental information such as Project Mend-A-House, the Manassas Beautification Committee, and Manassas City Schools. The City of Manassas Trash and Recycling Department will be coordinating a Shred It truck for people to securely dispose of personal documents for free. Be sure to check the community calendar on the HMI website for updates such as the location of the Shred It truck.
At the Harris Pavilion, several organizations will be ready to accept various items that are usually sent to the landfill such as gently used clothing and household items, eye glasses, and hearing aids. The Manassas Art Guild will be featuring its spring eARTh exhibit, with artists working in several mediums and displaying their work relating to themes of recycling, natural materials and the environment. MAG will also be sponsoring artist demonstrations and kid’s activities throughout the day.
This festival, sponsored by Northwest Federal Credit Union, Bath Fitter, TML, and JTC, Inc, features live entertainment, face painting, and inflatables for kids to climb and slide on. Visitors can also take advantage of the sidewalk sale by Old Town merchants “spring-cleaning” their stores, and visit the Farmer’s Market!
In coordination with Spring Cleaning Day, Creative Brush Studios is announcing their “Ode to Trash” Open House. The Exhibit will feature a combination of oil paintings of trashcans and graphite drawings of trash. The artwork will receive awards and will be judged. The oil paintings have been created by Mary Reilly's students ranging in age from 13 through adult, beginner thru advance. The drawings are by Christine Raymond's students ages 10-17.  The intent of the paintings and drawings is to show that any subject, no matter how mundane, can be an impressive painting with the right lighting, composition and concept. The open house will include light refreshments and will be open to the public on Friday evening April 20th 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday April 21st 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. The public is invited to stop in during our open house and vote on their favorite art for the "People's Choice" award.
Spring Cleaning Day details will be updated regularly on the event page of the community calendar at Civic and non-profit organizations, and sponsors interested in marketing their “green” initiatives at Spring Cleaning Day should contact Sarah McHugh at or 703-361-6599.
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