Haymarket Businesses and Residents Join Together To Give Gifts To Our Troops Abroad
Haymarket, Virginia, November 23, 2009 — Each year on the first Saturday of December, residents of Haymarket, Virginia get together for an open air Holiday Party including Christmas Carols, Tree Lighting, Visit by Santa Claus, warmth by the fire-pits, and a ‘Taste of Haymarket’ featuring delicious samples of local dishes provide by Haymarket eateries and restaurants. The party also serves another very important function… the collection and sending of Gifts To Our Troops Abroad.
Donated gifts are collected during November and early December and are packaged and wrapped for delivery by local children as a major activity of the Haymarket Holiday Party. “We are very proud of our residents and businesses who always step up to the plate when it comes to supporting our troops.” says Pam Stutz, Mayor of Haymarket. “Haymarket is a small town and yet we are able to send a considerable amount of gifts to our troops abroad due to the generosity of our residents and businesses. Two of Haymarket’s Town Council Members have served in Iraq, current Vice Mayor John Cole in 2008 and recent ex-Councilman Ozzie Vasquez, who is currently serving in Iraq”
This year’s Holiday Party is scheduled for December 5 from 4PM to 7PM and will be held in the Town Center at Washington and Jefferson Sts Haymarket, Virginia. Washington St. will be closed between Jefferson and Fayette Sts. from 3PM to 7PM on the day of the festivities. “This year’s event promises to be very special including quite a large tree being provided by Middleburg Christmas Tree Farm (www.middleburgxmastrees.com), a Santa House to let children whisper their most secret desires to Santa, Carols provided by local schools, Tasty Treats from Haymarket eateries, and of course the wrapping of Gifts For Our Troops Abroad.” said Kim Ingalls, Director of ‘Spend The Day in Haymarket’ a Haymarket awareness campaign.
Please see below for gift drop off locations and suggested gift items for our Troops Abroad. This information can also be seen at www.townofhaymarket.org Gift Drop Off Boxes are available at the following locations from now through December 4, 2009.
Allstate – Linda Marlow Insurance Agency – 6601 Jefferson St., Haymarket, Virginia
Arthur’s Court Pet Boutique & Bakery – 14891-B Washington St., Haymarket, Virginia
BB&T Haymarket Branch – 14931 Washington St., Haymarket, Virginia
Burke & Associates, Inc. – 1313 Dolley Madison Blvd., #402, McLean, Virginia
Cathy’s Hair Design – 14950 Washington St., # 102, Haymarket, Virginia
Cupcake Heaven – 14950 Washington St., Haymarket, Virginia
Daytime Playtime Enrichment Center – 15026 Washington St., Haymarket, Virginia
Exit Heritage Realty – 15030 Washington St., Haymarket, Virginia
Guiseppes Ristorante Italiano – 15120 Washington St., Haymarket, /virginia
Haymarket Town Hall/Police Dept 14710 Washington St., Haymarket, Virginia
Melanie’s Florist – 15111 Washington St., #101, Haymarket, Virginia
Needles in The Haymarket – 15125 Washington St., # 316, Haymarket, Virginia
Haymarket Subway – 6747 Leaberry Way, Haymarket, Virginia
Dominion Valley Subway – 5481 Merchants View Square, Haymarket, Virginia
The Very Thing Consignment Shop – 15000 Washington St., # 110, Haymarket, Virginia
Recommended gift items include the following items:
A&D Ointment AT&T International Phone Cards Baby Wipes
Batteries (AA, AAA, C) Chapstick Cliff Bars
Cooling Misters Cough Drops Craft Pipe Cleaners
Crayons Dental Floss Disposable Cameras
Envelopes Flashlights Foot Powder
Games Gum Ibuprofen/Tylenol
Kleenex (Individual Packets) Lotion
Magazines Nail Clippers Pens
Playing Cards Puzzles Q-Tips
Shampoo Shaving Cream Shoe Insole Cushions
Single Serve Packet Drink Mixes Small Paper Pads
Soap Sunscreen (No aerosols) Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Wrapped Candies Writing Paper
Haymarket, founded in 1799, is an incorporated town in Virginia, lying in the western portion of Prince William County. Haymarket encompasses one square mile and has a population of 1,250. Haymarket is replete with history and sits on the 175 mile historical trail, Journey Through Hallowed Ground, which runs from Gettysburg, Pa. to Charlottesville, Va. The Town of Haymarket is governed by a Mayor and Town Council consisting of six members.
About Spend The Day in Haymarket
Spend The Day in Haymarket is a local awareness campaign targeted at making people aware of Haymarket retail and business offerings, as well as the delightful atmosphere of this small historical town. Local businesses have joined together in this initiative to increase awareness and participation in Historic Haymarket.
For additional information contact Kim Ingalls, Director ‘Spend The Day In Haymarket’, P.O. Box 546, Haymarket, Va. 20168; phone 703 201 2098; email [email protected]