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Notes: City collecting local anecdotes about Alexandria for 275th birthday celebration

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The Old Town Alexandria waterfront (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The City of Alexandria is collecting people’s fun anecdotes about the city for a 275th birthday celebration next year.

A release from Alexandria City Public Schools said the City of Alexandria is collecting stories, memories and experiences from locals.

According to the release:

The City of Alexandria is planning fun and inspiring activities to celebrate its 275th birthday next year, and we want you to be a part of it. Here’s a new opportunity to put your creative talents to work and share your unique stories.

We are looking for Alexandria residents — including ACPS students — to share the following:

  • Your Story: Share personal anecdotes, memories and experiences that reflect your connection to our great city.
  • Milestones: Celebrate personal achievements or city milestones that have shaped your journey.

Here is how you can participate in this commemoration:

  • Craft your creative entry: It can be a written story, art or digital media.
  • If your entry is a physical piece, please provide details in the entry form below.

Virtual entries must be submitted online between Jan. 2 and March 31, 2024.

This is your chance to leave a long-lasting mark on our City’s history and be remembered for generations to come. So, unleash your creativity, let your stories shine and join us in celebrating 275 years of our extraordinary City! For more information or inquiries, email [email protected].

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