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Three days of fun for the entire family is in store for them

at the annual Prince William County Genealogical Society weekend. May 19-21.

The event, “Families Remembered,” begins with

the third annual Ancestors Ball on May 19 at the Manassas Holiday Inn.

The festivities will include a Victorian period banquet,

18th century dancing by the Living History Foundations; and 19th century

dancing by the Libby Prison Minstrels, and a costume contest.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and the cost is $45 per person

with children under 14, $20. Reservations are required.

A fun-day of activities is planned for May 20.

They include an 18th century Market Day presented by

the Ben Lomond Commission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; a Fashion Walk through

American History at Country Inn and Suites in Manassas at 11:30 a.m.; a

concert at 7:30 p.m. by the Prince William Chorale, the Junior Chorale

and Allegro at the Church of the Brethren; and the honoring of former students

and teachers from the Brentsville Historic Center one room schoolhouse

at 11:30 a.m.

The Manassas Museum and the Freedom Museum will also

be open.

On May 21 the fourth annual Genealogical and Historical

Resource Fair will be conducted at the Manassas National Guard Armory from

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission.

The day’s events will include antiques, books (old and

new) appraisals, maps, memory and photo preservation, genealogy and history

society representatives, music and food.

Sloan’s Auctioneers and Appraisers will have appraisers

on hand from noon to 4 p.m. The cost is $5 for one item and $12 for three.

The Prince William Senior Center at Manassas has announced the

winners of two scholarships for graduating seniors.

The two local students, Nicole Leann Williams and Raven

Lee Wilkinson each will receive a grant of $500 from the senior center.

Williams, a student at Osbourn Park High School in Manassas

and the granddaughter of Barbara Williams, has been accepted at Old Dominion


Wilkinson, a student at Manassas Park High School and

the granddaughter of Lilah and Bill Brown, has been accepted at James Madison

University. The young women have been invited to received their awards

at the June 7 senior center advisory meeting.

The winners had to be relatives of senior center members.

Doctors Stella Hetelekidis, Luis F. Eljaiek Jr., Dan Hanfling,

Glenn G. Druckenbrod, Paul Francis Nee, Karen Elhai, David T. Finkelstein

and Venkateswar R. Veerapalli have recently joined the staff of Potomac


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