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Washington’s Birthday parade bleachers to become new athletic accessory for Alexandria

Martha and George Washington at the George Washington Birthday Parade in Old Town, Feb. 20, 2023 (staff photo by James Cullum)

A set of bleachers built for the 2023 George Washington Birthday Parade earlier this year could end up at an Alexandria athletic field.

At a City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, the city is scheduled to accept the donation of the bleachers from the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association.

The donation of two 10-row bleachers is valued at $22,990.

“The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association has no further use for the bleachers,” a report said, “and has offered them to the City for placement at a City athletic field(s) to support community programming.”

It’s not clear yet where the bleachers will be going, but the City of Alexandria has been working through several athletic field renovation projects.