Monday, February 18, 2013
The parade on Presidents Day in Old Town Alexandria drew a crowd to celebrate George Washington's 281st birthday.
The George Washington Birthday Parade in Old Town Alexandria celebrated George Washington's 281st birthday Monday. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 40s drew crowds to Old Town to watch the parade, which included local high school, military and other bands, politicians, police and fire officials, local group and businesses.
Friday, February 15, 2013
The George Washington Birthday Celebration Parade is just one of several historic events this weekend in Alexandria.
The biggest event by far this weekend in Alexandria is the George Washington Birthday Celebration Parade on Monday, Feb. 18. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Monday in Old Town. Much more information about the parade and related events is available at www.washingtonbirthday.net/events. Plus, stick with Patch all weekend for need-to-know info about the parade and other George Washington celebration events. Here are a few other things going on you may want to consider this weekend: George Washington Classic 10K Race (and 2K Fun Run) Revolutionary War Re-Enactment The Smithereens Alexandria Summer Camp Fair
The City of Alexandria will be closed Monday for the holiday, but things will be hopping with the George Washington Birthday Parade and related festivities.
All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Monday in observance of George Washington’s Birthday—also known as Presidents Day. The following information was provided by the City of Alexandria: Trash and Recycling Collection: Due to Monday’s holiday, trash and recycling will be collected one day later than normal this week. Monday collection will occur Tuesday; Tuesday collection will occur Wednesday; Wednesday collection will occur Thursday; Thursday’s collection will occur Friday. Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.), the Flora Krause Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.) and the Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.) will be closed. Hotlines: All emergency hotlines…