'First Night' In Leesburg, Va.


December 30, 1990

At tomorrow's "First Night" celebration in Leesburg, Va., nighttrippers can join residents in a family-oriented, non-alcoholic festival.

At 6:30 p.m. residents will honor the memory of Gen. George C. Marshall. A procession of children will walk from the general's home, Dodona Manor, to his statue at Courthouse Square for a brief ceremony.

The merrymaking begins at 7 p.m. and includes entertainment by gospel, blues, barbershop and ragtime jazz musicians; Middle Eastern ethnic dancers; puppeteers; and storytellers. At midnight, celebrants will join in a "Grand Illumination" candlelight procession to the center of town.

Admission is $4, free for children age 6 and under. Leesburg is about 30 minutes south of Frederick on U.S. 15. For information call (703) 771-0410.

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