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Action Galore In Store at Centreville Day

Want action but rock walls and pony rides are not your thing? Well, then you'll surely enjoy the action of swashbuckling sword masters and Colonial dancers offering up living history.

On Saturday, Sept. 17, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. you can sample a myriad of activities, historic tours, tastes and sounds as you stroll through Centreville's historic district (Braddock Road, Mt. Gilead Road & Wharton Lane). The theme for the celebration of the 14th annual Centreville Day is "Come Home To Centreville."

Enjoy shopping for crafts, learning about Centreville's rich history, participating in the Taste of Centreville Contest, watching children have fun in their corner, meeting local business people and politicians as well as seeing and hearing varied entertainment — everything from rock & roll to short readings from the U.S. Constitution. You will also be able to conveniently give blood in the Inova Bloodmobile.

This all-day event, which begins with a parade at 10 a.m. from Centreville High, is admission-free and brought to you by the Centreville Community Foundation with the help of many volunteers and a host of sponsors headed by: Platinum sponsor Carteret Mortgage; Gold sponsor Kaiser Permanente; Silver sponser Odyssey Travel and Navy Federal Credit Union; Bronze sponser Stanley Martin Companies and MC Orthodontics, as well as other sponsors including Bryan Hunt CPA, BB & T Bank, Superior Landscaping and Little Hands Kindermusik.

Centreville's historic district is near the convergence of Routes 28, 29 and I66. Park at Centreville High School, Trinity Centre or the AMF Bowling Alley and take a shuttle bus that will be running loops all day.

Can't wait for Centreville Day? You'll have a chance the prior evening to dine in the historic district and be entertained by County Supervisor Michael Frey portraying famed Confederate Ranger, John Mosby. For only $12.50, "Tales from the Blanket" will take you back to the Civil War-era and will fill you with a menu depicting days gone by: Turkey Pot Pie, Field Green Salad, Biscuits and Cherry Dump Cake. Location: St. John's Episcopal Church, Friday, September 16, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. Order tickets now, seating is limited. Contact Sue Davis at 571-213-7298 or at glysdishd@aol.com.

Want more information? Visit www.CentrevilleDay.com or call Sue Davis, Centreville Day Planning Coordinator 571-213-7298.

By the way, in recognition for her Centreville-enhancing efforts, Sue was named by the Foundation as "Centreville Citizen of the Year for 2005" and by the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce as "Best of Chantilly-Centreville" for August.