Your help is so needed in this desperate effort!
How you can help -
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Demand that the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) reinstate funding for the Prince William County Visitor Center located in Historic Occoquan. At the September meeting, the board failed to provide permanent funding. Interim funding was provided with the future of the center still in doubt.
Show up in person at the Convention and Visitor Bureau meeting scheduled for Monday February 22, 2016 at the James J McCoart Administration Building. Citizens' time begins at 17:30 Hours (5:30 PM). This is your opportunity to let the CVB know how important this Visitor Center is to you!
See the mistakes that make it impossible to find Historic Occoquan let alone the Prince William County Visitor Center in the CVB's 2015-216 Visitor's Guide, Discover Prince William & Manassas Virginia
On the Virginia.org site, see the issues there with listings of shops that no longer exist and days stated as closed, when the Visitor Center is actually opened...
For those who do manage to find it, The Prince William County Visitors Center serves all of Prince William County and surrounding areas with
In these difficult economic times losing this facility will not only have an impact on your ability to learn about Historic Occoquan and the local hotels, sites, and surrounding area, it will also have an adverse effect on businesses and attractions in Prince William County!
In the last year, over 18,000 people walked into the Visitor Center. Yet, due to a shortage of $45,000, this Visitor Center was scheduled to be closed on 02 August 2015 but this has been pushed back due to public outcry till the end of January 2016.
No matter where you live, show your support and write these representatives!
If you do live in the area, come visit the Visitor Center now! Make sure that your visit counts! See this quaint place before it too becomes lost and a part of history that we may never see again.
If you are a business, local or not, and would like to show your support for this effort and have your business graphic displayed on the right, please send you graphic to email@example.com. If you would like to have the graphic link to your website, please provide that information too.