It's Farmers Market Season and we're getting ready to kick off the Grand Opening on Thursday, April 6, at the iconic Harris Pavilion. And that, of course, includes the start of the Saturday Market where, in addition to local farmers and producers, there are also arts and craft vendors, food trucks and many other goodies for everyone.
Did you know that this is the 36th Anniversary of our Farmers Market? Since 1987, the City of Manassas has held this event that unites the community and gives them access to fresh and quality products.
April 1st is the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the City of Manassas, an important and vital part of the development of Northern Virginia. The City authorities have organized a series of events to commemorate this special date.
We, of course, join in that celebration and are proud to be able to live and work in such a beautiful, historic and charming city.
For our part, as a way of honoring this memorable date, we want to share an article about a witness to the progress and changes that our city has had in these 150 years. We are talking about the Historic Manassas Train Station, a building that has survived economic crises, wars, and the very ravages of time.
We welcome Laurel Howard and Herbert Zepeda to our team at Historic Manassas, Inc. Laurel has joined as Executive Director of our team and Herbert is the new Communications and Promotions Coordinator.
Ms. Howard holds two master's degrees from the University of London and the University of Amsterdam. She specializes in film, communications, preservation and presentation of the moving image. She has experience creating and organizing events at important cultural institutions.
Mr. Zepeda has a B.A. in Communications and Public Relations and has a specialization in Protocol and Diplomacy. His career of more than 20 years includes radio broadcasting and voice over, television presenter and reporter, journalism and editor.
We know that their experiences, career path and love for the Historic Downtown will contribute to the growth of our organization and the interests of our beloved city.
Please stop by the Visitor Center and say hi to Laurel and Herbert.