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Celebration Stage
Thanks to all who attended the Grand Opening of Celebration Stage and Family Festival!

Grand Opening: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Family Festival:  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Pratt Park
120 River Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Festival Participants:
ACTS Helpline  Rappahannock Area Kids on the Block
B101.5 S.E.R.V.E., Inc.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Stafford Agricultrual/PDR Committee
The Free Lance-Star  Stafford Area Soccer Association 
Gauntlet Golf Course Stafford Baseball League
George Washington Foundation Stafford DARE Program
Lions Club Stafford Elementary School
Maranatha Alpaca Farm Stafford Historical Society
Massad Family YMCA Stafford Junction
MVP Awards, Embroidery, and Screen Printing Stafford Lacrosse Association
NAACP Stafford Museum & Cultural Center
North Stafford Rotary Club United Methodist Family Services
Northern Virginia Conservation US Open Overall
Patawomeck Tribe Virginia Wounded Warrior Program

Food Vendors:
Beach Fries
Family Pizzeria
McCoy's BBQ, LLC
Poppa Bear's Kettle Korn
Scotty's Hot Dogs

Scheduled Performances:
7:00 pm National Anthem
7:05 pm Grand Opening - Ribbon Cutting
7:15 pm The Believers - Bluegrass
7:35 pm Riverside Center - Children's Theatre
7:45 pm Winding Creek African Ensemble
7:55 pm Mt. Hope Baptist Choir
8:05 pm Stafford Dance Center
8:15 pm Stage Door Productions

Details about the Stage:
Celebration Stage will be a permanent, multi-purpose, partially covered Southern Yellow Pine structure; size: 52 x 30 feet.  The design allows for a variety of events, such as theatrical performances, dance recitals, concerts, or outdoor movie theater.

Features include
  • Low maintenance, electricity and water accessible facility, 
  • A covered stage (which currently does not exist) for outside performances and events that take place annually in the County
  • Available rental opportunity to be incorporated into the existing Stafford County Parks and Recreation pavilion/park rental programs
  • A quality performing arts venue to enable citizen enjoyment close to home
  • An avenue to achieve a greater sense of community and place in Stafford

Construction of the Celebration Stage will provide Stafford County with a lasting legacy that honors the 350th Anniversary and a permanent, quality location to accommodate various programs, events and performing groups. The stage will be designed and constructed jointly by Stafford Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities and the Stafford County Public School System..

Celebration Stage will be located near the Belmont/Ferry Farm Trail Route that will extend from Pratt Park to Route 3 at the Chatham Bridge.

Pratt State 

Current Construction Schedule:
 April 4, 2014
 Band shell structure delivery date deadline
 May 5, 2014  Complete erection of the structure
 May 31, 2014  Complete construction of concrete stage
 June 15, 2014  Complete installation of rear wood panels
 June 25, 2014  Grand Opening Ceremony

Potential Sponsors:
Sponsorship of the Celebration Stage with in-kind donations of building materials is strongly encouraged. Assistance with the Grand Opening Ceremony and Reception is also sought by the organizers. Major sponsors and the design and construction team will be honored at the Grand Opening Ceremony and treated to a Reception hosted by the Friends of Chatham and the National Park Service. Sponsors will be recognized on the 350th Website and in publications advertising the year-long programs and events planned for the celebration.  

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 Atlantic Builders Logo
 Goodwill Logo  Earls True Value Hardware
 Henderson Productions

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 Friends of Chatham logo