Tackett’s Mill is now home to the Prince William County “Walk of Fame”.
The Wall of Fame is a permanent installation of granite plaques that honor individuals that performed acts of service in Prince William County over the years.
The unveiling of the installation took place yesterday afternoon.
“I originally got the idea actually, going through the cemetery at home when my dad died…and you look around the cemetery, and you see a lot of names. It doesn’t say what they did in the community – it doesn’t give you any idea of who they were, except for the families,” said Prince William County Walk of Fame Chairman Bill Evans.
The project is being funded and overseen by The Clearbrook Foundation, as well as the Tackett’s Mill Foundation, the New Dominion Choraliers, and the Woodbridge Rotary Club.
According to Evans, the plaques were originally given the Walk of Fame award recipients as part of a charity fundraiser, before the installation idea came to fruition. Currently, there are eight of the 19 plaques on display at Tackett’s Mill, which were donated back to the organization for the installation, said Evans.
The eight displayed plaques highlight the lives of several important Prince William residents including, James McCoart, Mary Williams, Trevor Blake, G. Richard Pfitzner, Rebecca Grier Randolph, Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo, Anne Moncure Wall, and Deloris Hampton.
The Prince William County Walk of Fame organization will be hosting their “Fame Awards” to acknowledge other residents that have been committed to the community on October 20 at the Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge. The money raised from the awards dinner will benefit arts programs in Prince William, according to Evans.