Prince William News
Thu., May. 26 - To celebrate Father’s Day and encourage dads to spend more time with their children, the Prince William County Fatherhood Initiative is hosting its second annual ‘Dads Play Day.’
Thu., May. 26 - Prince William County honors the Armed Forces during remembrance ceremony
Thu., May. 26 - Walk for Prince William, a 32-mile trek across the county, helped shine the light on the plight on a county-wide issue.
Wed., May. 25 - Traffic will be changing on Route 29 overnight beginning Tuesday, May 24.
Wed., May. 25 - Events and happenings around Prince William County.
Wed., May. 25 - The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is hosting the "Virginia is Open for Business: A Look at the Commonwealth's Economy" luncheon with the Commonwealth of Virginia's Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones.
Wed., May. 25 - Converse is holding a Memorial Day grand opening celebration at Potomac Mills Mall that kicks off Thursday, May 26, runs through Monday, May 30.
Wed., May. 25 - On the move for suicide awareness.
Wed., May. 25 - Four years after Prince William County Public School Teachers had their contract day lengthened from seven-hours to 7.5-hours, the Prince William County School Board turned the clock back.
Wed., May. 25 - Man arrested for possession of cocaine Detectives from Prince William-Manassas-Manassas Park Narcotics Task Force arrested Julio Cesar Garcia Cabrera, 24, of Queens, New York, following a vehicle stop which occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the area of Balls Ford Road and Mason King Court in Manassas on March 6. During the stop, detectives recovered cocaine. This arrest was previously held for investigative purposes. He is charged with possession with intent to distribute a schedule I or II narcotic and transporting a controlled substance into the Commonwealth. Cabrera's court date is scheduled for July 8 and his bond information is unavailable.
Fatherhood Initiative hosts ‘Dads Play Day’
© Gainesville TimesTo celebrate Father’s Day and encourage dads to spend more time with their children, the Prince William County Fatherhood Initiative is hosting its second annual ‘Dads Play Day.’
The free community event will take place at Leitch Waterworks Park in Woodbridge on Saturday, June 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The goal of ‘Dad’s Play Day’ is to encourage dads to spend more time with their children.
The event includes free access to the water park, fun activities, and refreshments. Space is limited to the first 300 residents, and individuals are encouraged to RSVP by June 3 at www.pwcgov.org/fatherhood.
More than 200 parents and children participated in the first ‘Dads Play Day’ event last year at the A.J. Ferlazzo Building.
Under the oversight of Social Services Director Courtney Tierney and Deputy County Executive Elijah Johnson, the Prince William County Fatherhood Initiative’s (PWCFI) mission is to empower fathers to do what is in the best interest of their children. Although the event focuses on fathers and their children, mothers can attend and participate, as well.
“Last year’s Dads Play Day was a great community event for fathers and their children to spend time together and have fun,” said PWCFI Steering Committee Chairman Derwin Overton.
“The father-child relationship is really important to the health, safety and stability of our County,” said Prince William Department of Social Services Chief-of-services Phyllis Jennings-Holt, who is PWCFI Co-chairing the event. “We know that the active involvement of a father can have a positive impact on children. Events like these help create lasting memories and encourage closer father-child relationships.”