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Dress Up Drive 2015

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Our SIXTH Annual Halloween Dress Up Drive is in full swing with only 17 days left to donate. That means it’s time to clean out those dress up bins! Donate your cleaned, outgrown, & gently loved Halloween costumes to local families just in time for Trick-or-Treat!

Drop off box locations at Chick-Fil-A Warrenton and Warrenton United Methodist Preschool through October 15th.

Let Jennifer if you know of any needy families in your area. Head over here if you want to find out more info on our Dress Up Drive page.

Princesses at Warrenton-Fauquier Heritage Day Tomorrow

warrenton fauquier heritage dayThree of our Princesses will make an appearances tomorrow at the Eleventh Annual Warrenton – Fauquier Heritage Day. They will be there from 11am-12pm with a donation spot for our DRESS UP DRIVE! So come get photos and autographs with these adorable girls. We’ll see you there.


September 26 | Saturday (TOMORROW!)

11th Annual Warrenton-Fauquier Heritage Day

Old Town Warrenton…. 11am – 4pm
Courthouse Square and Main Street
Visitor’s Center/ Mosby House property, 33 N. Calhoun St.. Old Town Warrenton
Saturday and Sunday – The Piedmont Railroaders – Model Train Display at the J. B. Payne Building

Program of Events:
– Historian Promenade
– Living History
– Old Jail Museum open and courtyard activities
– Speaker’s Program: Disunion and Reunion
– Free Camp Dance called by Tom and Lesley Mack with music played by Marshall and Company
– Town Tours
– Bivouac Area
– Field Hospital
– Displays
– Children’s Corner with PRINCESS MEET AND GREET and history related activities
– Free event! Rain or Shine!

Supported by the Town of Warrenton and Fauquier County.
Event registration can be downloaded at
For information call Paula Johnson at 540.341.7019 or email or

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Dress Up Drive


Princess Genevieve at Warrenton's Boys & Girls Club

Princess Genevieve at Warrenton’s Boys & Girls Club

Dressing up has always been our princesses favorite thing to do. Princess Genevieve says the fondest memories of her childhood are held in those long days that never seemed to end that were full of “pretend” and getting lost in a story in her own mind. Whether you have friends over or are playing in your room by yourself, a box of dress up clothes holds endless possibilities!

That’s why in 2009, we began hosting this twice annual event in Northern VA. We do it once, the spring for Easter clothes, and in the Fall for Halloween Costumes (our favorite)! It has since grown and expanded to the New River Valley in VA and inspired many others to start collections of their own.

Why It’s Important

We are firm believers that make-believe is vitally important in a child’s early years. Dress up and pretend are the times when children are able to escape from the reality of the adult world and get lost in their fantasies.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. -Albert Einstein

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. – George Bernard Shaw Read

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. -Mark Twain

The man who has no imagination has no wings. – Muhammad Ali

It would be nice if as adults we did a little more of this ourselves.

Get Involved!

We start our collection for the spring a month before Easter weekend. Fall collection time begins in late September and runs until a week before Halloween. Here’s a few ways that you can get in on the fun.

If you are a Girl Scout troop who wants to get involved contact Jennifer. We are looking for libraries, churches, or businesses who wish to host a drop off box location.

Dress Up Drive: Donate from March 10 – April 4, 2012

Princess Genevieve is gearing up for her SPRING DRESS UP DRIVE. We are looking for businesses to host drop off boxes for parents wishing to donate March 10 though April 4. If you would like to host a drop off box at your location please email

Leave your cleaned and gently loved, outgrown Spring dresses, Prom gowns, and boys suits to be donated to local families just in time for Easter.

Drop Off Locations
in Warrenton
Warrenton United Methodist Church
(Behind Pizza Hut)

Dressing up has always been Princess Genevieve’s favorite thing to do.  In 2009, she she began hosting this twice annual event. In the spring for Easter clothes and the other in the Fall for Halloween Costumes.

Stay up to date on or find out more about past Dress Up Drives.

Dress Up Drive Collects Costumes for Local Youth

Princess Genevieve at the Boys & Girls Club

Dropped off the costumes we collected for this year’s Halloween Dress Up Drive this afternoon! It was another  successful year for the costume drive. We were able to donate about 100 costumes of all sizes to the kids at the Club.

On behalf of us here in Azuria and the Boys & Girls Club, THANK YOU! See you tonite at the HALLOWEEN BASH at TAGALOO at 6pm.

Have a Happy Halloween!!

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