An Incredible 2014 Parade- Despite the Rain!

We had a great time & we hope you did too- even though it rained on our parade, the holiday merriment couldn’t be stopped!

Winners of the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade  will be presented certificates Monday, January 26, 2015 at City Hall Council Chambers, Manassas City  Hall at 5:30 p.m.

Congratulations to all our winners:

Commercial/Sponsor Float

1.      Shop and Dine Downtown-Sponsor Historic Manassas Inc.

2.      Center for the Arts-Sponsor Burke and Herbert Bank

3.      Mayfield Intermediate SGA-Sponsor Bull Run Kiwanis Club

Business Float

1.      Northside Auto

2.      Vertical Rock Indoor Climbing

3.      Acute And Wellness Chiropractic

Clubs/Organizations Float

1.      Toys for Tots –Freedom Museum

2.      Parrotheads of Old Dominion

3.      Beautification Committee

4.      Honorable Mention:  Rotary Club of Manassas

Youth Float

1.      Cub Scout Pack # 1355

2.      Cub Scout Pack#1204

3.      First Baptist Church Youth Ministry

Church Float

1.      Tabernacle Baptist Church

2.      Manassas Christian School

3.      Crossway Fellowship Church

Cheerleading

1.      Manassas Park High School Cheerleaders

Step Team

1.      Seton School

Marching Group

1.      The Marching Elites

2.      West Gate Elementary School

3.      Stonewall Jackson H. S. AFJROTC

Bands

1.      Manassas Park Marching Cougars

2.      Osbourn High School “Screaming Eagles”

3.      Osbourn Park High School Marching Band

Dance

1.      Showcase Dance Studio

2.      Blair Dance Studio

3.      Spotlight Dance Company

Animals

1.      Nokesville Horse Society

2.      Manassas Therapy Dogs, Inc

3.      Prince William County 4H Club

Vehicle

1.      Northern Va. Jeepers Association

2.      D. C. Metro Mini Coopers Club

3.      Bull Run Antique Auto Club

Theatre Group

Woodbridge High Theatre

The Show Must Go On!

Even though we are expecting rain on Saturday, Santa can’t be stopped! The parade will go on rain, or shine!  We hope you’ll join us either way.

"Raindeer" by Joesph Holodook

“Raindeer” by Joesph Holodook

However, if there is weather predicted that could compromise the safety of participants any changes will be posted here, or on our facebook page.

Thank you! 

 

Honored Veterans at this Year’s Parade

We are so honored to say “thank you” to the Veterans in our community that serve our nation to keep it free and safe.

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 One of our honored veterans at the 69th Annual Christmas Parade is Mr. George Odom. 

George enlisted in the Navy in 1991 and has served ever since. His distinguished duty assignments include Naval Ocean Processing Facility Dam Neck, VA.; Augmented: USNS ZEUS Cheatham Annex Williamsburg, VA.; Branch Dental Clinic Dam Neck, VA.; 2D DENBN/NDC 2nd FSSG II MEF Camp Lejeune, NC.; 24th Marine Expeditionary, Special Operation Capable; Augmented: USS WASP Norfolk, VA.; USS PONCE Norfolk, VA.; USS KEASARGE Norfolk, VA.; Naval Dental Center Norfolk Dental Aug DET Norfolk, VA.; Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA.

HM1 Odom graduated Advance Medical Laboratory “C” School in February 2008 and received orders to Naval Medical Research Center Silver Spring, Maryland whereas he has assumed the duties of the Senior Enlisted Leader, the Leading Petty Officer of Operations within the Biological Defense Research Directorate, the Command Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor and the Command Readiness Officer.

HM1 Odom is married with three children.

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Nine awards), Good Conduct (six awards), Fleet Marine Force, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various service, unit and campaign awards. Additionally, he earned the designators Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Specialist and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.

 

We thank him for all he has done!

Another great individual to recognize…

We are pleased to share with you another great community member who will be an Honorary Grand Marshal in this year’s parade, Kevin Shafer.

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Kevin is a well-respected firefighter in the City and the County for his professionalism and his ability to build strong relations between career firefighters, volunteers and the area youth. He has spent more than two decades as a firefighter for Prince William County and the City of Manassas Fire Departments serving as a volunteer, career firefighter, Master Tech and Instructor. He has also established himself as a well-known on-air television and radio personality providing play by play and sports commentary on media outlets such as ESPN, CBS Radio’s 106.7 The Fan, WDCW 50, WUSA CBS 9, Fox 5 DC, NFLPA Radio, and ABC News Channel 8. Thank you for all you do for Manassas, Kevin!