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ReStore gets warm welcome

- About 100 attend grand opening of Habitat for Humanity's Manassas location.

All-County Orchestra rescheduled for Feb. 20

- 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.

After a week of closings, PWCS hits the books

- All Prince William County Public Schools reopened for business on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Personal trainers: ‘We’re human… we’re not perfect’

- Personal trainers do more than yell.

Cabela’s plans 2017 opening

- Cabela's to open a store adjacent to the Virginia Gateway shopping and restaurant complex off Linton Hall Road in 2017.

Play brings real issues to center stage

- “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.

PW Chamber conference brings women together

- 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.

Pioneers, Bobcats make waves

- Patriot boys, Battlefield girls win Conference 8 swim titles.

HayMaker STEM expo rescheduled for Saturday

- Battlefield High School is hosting the second annual HayMaker STEM expo on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Jiffy Lube Live Country Megatickets on sale Friday

- Jiffy Lube Live's 2016 Country Megaticket, a 13-show package, goes on sale Friday, Feb. 5.

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ReStore gets warm welcome

Prince William Habitat for Humanity President Traci DeGroat clasps hands with Manassas Mayor Harry Parrish II after they successfully cut the ribbon to open the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Manassas Saturday, Jan. 30. The 38,541 square foot store opened in the old Food Lion on Hastings Drive. Around 100 people attended the 8:40 a.m. ribbon cutting. Photo by Marny Malin.
ReStore's grand opening in Manassas received a warm welcome from the diverse Manassas community.

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.”
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