Hundreds of spectators lined the streets of Old Town Manassas Saturday for the 74th Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade.
Mark D. Moseley was the parade's grand marshal. Moseley played in the National Football League from 1970-1987, playing with the Washington Redskins from 1974-1986. In 1982, Moseley won the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award, the only place-kicker to win the award, according to the parade committee's website.
Moseley retired in1987, became a businessman and now owns franchises for Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries. Moseley has nine children and 13 grandchildren and also devotes much of his time to a wide variety of charitable interests, the committee said.
Pamela N. Moody, Ed.D., was the parade's "Woman of the Year." Moody is board chair for Didlake, Inc., where she has volunteered for 27 years. Didlake. Inc. creates opportunities for people with disabilities.
Moody is a former principal of Sudley Elementary School, a job she held from 1999 to 2016; serves on the board of Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William County; and served as interim director of CASA Children’s Intervention Services, Inc.
Moody also officiates high school gymnastic meets, a job she has held for 36 years.
The parade's "Man of the Year" was retiring Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert, who is stepping down this year after serving as Prince William's top prosecutor for 52 years.
Some scenes from the parade are below. Thanks to photographer Mike Beaty for sharing his pictures.