6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Flame Thrower, Marching Bands and Mayor of Stafford, England Join Celebration
Stafford, VA – Thousands of people are expected to converge in “downtown” Stafford to honor the County’s 350th anniversary during its first ever Founders Day event on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4. Presented by the Free Lance-Star Companies and organized by the North Stafford Rotary Club and the County’s 350th Anniversary Blue Ribbon Committee, the two day celebration will start on Saturday at Stafford Hospital with a hometown parade and finish at Brooke Point High School with a special History Square and the Stafford Schools Fine Arts Festival. The parade will take place on Saturday, but History Square and the Fine Arts Festival will run both Saturday and Sunday.
The parade will be divided into different eras representing Stafford’s beginnings, the American Revolution, Civil War, World War I and World War II, and modern times and the future. Special guests will include the Mayor of the Borough of Stafford, England, Angela M. Loughran, who will be visiting Stafford with a group of visitors from her community in honor of Stafford’s 350th anniversary.
The schedule for Saturday, May 3, follows:
• 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Parade (starts at Stafford Hospital and ends at Brooke Point High School). Highlights include:
Middle School Survey
Stafford County Head Start/Virginia Preschool Initiative Program is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Head Start is a free, full-day preschool program, which offers children an exciting curriculum, a stimulating learning environment and an excellent teaching staff. Transportation, meals and supplies are provided. This program is open to children who are 3 or 4 years of age by September 30, 2014, live in Stafford County, and meet the federal income-eligibility guidelines. Enrollment is available to children regardless of race, sex, creed, national origin, or handicapping condition. The Head Start program encourages the active recruitment of children with special needs. If you or someone you know would like to know more about Head Start, please call (540) 368-2559 for more information.
On Tuesday morning, April 1st, Dr. Bruce Benson was sworn in by Ms. Barbara Decatur, Clerk of the Circuit Court, as the new Superintendent for Stafford County Public Schools. His wife Barbara, their children and grandchildren attended the ceremony. Members of the School Board; Nanette Kidby, Holly Hazard, Dana Reinboldt and Scott Hirons, and Meg Bomke, Board of Supervisor from the Falmouth District, and administrators from the school division also attended the event. Welcome Dr. Benson!
The School Board at its meeting on March 11, 2014, approved the following plan to make-up days missed due to inclement weather.
• No early release for elementary on April 18, May 23, June 11, and June 12
• Early release for middle and high schools on exam days, June 11, June 12, and June 13.
• Full day of instruction for all grades on April 18 and May 23.
• Attend on make-up day April 4
• Early Release for all grades on June 13, 2014, last day of school.
In 2014, Stafford County will commemorate its 350th Anniversary and salute our past, present and future. Click here for more information.
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