Prince William News
Sun., Feb. 7 - About 100 attend grand opening of Habitat for Humanity's Manassas location.
Sat., Feb. 6 - Prince William County Public Schools orchestra students will combine their talents at the upcoming All-County Orchestra program at Stonewall Jackson High School on Saturday, Feb. 20.
Sat., Feb. 6 - All Prince William County Public Schools reopened for business on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Fri., Feb. 5 - Personal trainers do more than yell.
Fri., Feb. 5 - Cabela's to open a store adjacent to the Virginia Gateway shopping and restaurant complex off Linton Hall Road in 2017.
Fri., Feb. 5 - “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow was Enuf” will take the stage at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center for it’s 40th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 6.
Fri., Feb. 5 - Fifth annual Prince William Chamber of Commerce's Women's Leadership Conference to be held on Feb. 9 at the Woodbridge campus of Northern Virginia Community College.
Fri., Feb. 5 - Patriot boys, Battlefield girls win Conference 8 swim titles.
Thu., Feb. 4 - Battlefield High School is hosting the second annual HayMaker STEM expo on Saturday, Feb. 6.
Thu., Feb. 4 - Jiffy Lube Live's 2016 Country Megaticket, a 13-show package, goes on sale Friday, Feb. 5.
ReStore gets warm welcome
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Approximately 100 people attended the morning ribbon cutting on Saturday, Jan. 30 and stayed to shop.
Traci DeGroat, the president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Prince William County, worked throughout the day meeting and greeting new and old friends at the new Manassas locaation.
DeGroat said the at the former Food Lion location at 10159 Hastings Drive, Manassas, did not clear out until last evening. This location is at the corner of Dumfries Road and Hastings Drive, near the Prince William Fairgrounds.
“I was thrilled to find out about this,” said Sheila Long, a member of the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce.
Members of the Manassas motorcycle club Buffalo Soldiers mingled with Manassas Mayor Harry Parrish while Chamber of Commerce members laughed with ReStore staff members and volunteers.
“We’ve know Traci’s people for many years,” Parrish said. “They are doing great work for the community.”
A beaming DeGroat was in constant motion working alongside her 12 staff members.
“One of the things that pleased me the most was how happy people were,” DeGroat said.
The 38,541 square foot store was filled from wall to wall with everything from cupboards and desks to washing machines.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore volunteers, staff and patrons helped open the new location on Jan. 30. Photo by Marny Malin.
“We probably had six times as many sales as we would have normally,” she said.
While ReStore still has plenty of merchandise on the floor, DeGroat said they’re always looking for donations, and more volunteers.
“We’re in need of volunteers,” she said. “This facility will help us accommodate a whole lot more volunteers.”