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

About Haymarket

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]