Town of Occoquan
Mayor's E-Newsletter Update
Irregular, Unscheduled Updates from Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta

November 17, 2023

Occoquan Mural and Island Dedications

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In addition to the events that kick off Occoquan's HolidayFest activities (see November 15 e-newsletter) this Saturday, November 18, the town will also host two dedications. First, at 3:00 p.m., town officials will cut the ribbon for the new welcome mural at the Route 123 entrance to town. This work, by artist Alethea Marie Robinson and commissioned by the Town Council, was selected from a number of wonderful submissions. Then, at 3:30 p.m., town officials will cut the ribbon for the official naming of the island under the Route 123 bridge. For a period of approximately one year the island will be known and signed as "Heron's Haven", the name submitted by Tom and Mary Craig during the town's island naming contest held last June during Riverfest. Please feel free to stop by both dedications this Saturday.

And don't forget that there is no need to worry about finding parking in town for all of Saturday's activities. The town will be running the FREE Occoquan Express shuttle service from noon until 8:00 p.m. from the VDOT commuter lot at the corner of Route 123 and Old Bridge Road. Shuttle service will run approximately every 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

Settled in the middle of the 18th century, the historic riverfront town of Occoquan is home to a variety of historic buildings and an eclectic mix of more than one hundred shops and restaurants. It is particularly well known for its annual spring and fall craft shows. For more information on the town check out its web site at Not already receiving this email newsletter regularly? Click here to sign up.

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© Earnie Porta, 2023. All rights reserved. Earnie Porta is the Mayor of the Town of Occoquan, Virginia. The Mayor's E-Newsletter Update is a successor publication to both Earnie Porta's E-Newsletter Update as well as his previous Mayor's E-Newsletter Update, the latter of which he published while serving as Mayor from July 2006 through June 2014. Like both prior publications, this newsletter is not an official publication of the Town of Occoquan and is produced and distributed at no cost to the town. The Town of Occoquan assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained in this publication.