Opening Day ceremonies were held March 23 for King William Little League, the start of a fun spring and summer for the organization.
The event was held at the King William Recreation Park off Route 30. King William Little League has a lease agreement with the Board of Supervisors to operate the league and make improvements to the playing fields.
Because of wet conditions, there were no games held that night, but all the teams and their coaches and players were introduced. It was a festive atmosphere as Richmond Flying Squirrels mascot, Nutzy, was on hand and joined King William County Supervisors Ed Moren, Bill Hodges, and Stewart Garber in throwing out the first balls of the season.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who make the league happen and for the sponsors whose financial investment helps to run the league operations.
Providing safe places for kids to play is a fundamental responsibility for decision makers in the County. Plans are moving through the FY ’23 Budget to make continual improvements at the Rec Park including walking trails, a fishing pond, and additional upgrades to the playing fields.
A good season lies ahead. Thanks to those who provided my favorite snack – popcorn.
Public Invited to Learn More about Historical Society’s Archeology Dig
David Brown, who handles the archeology dig on the grounds of the Old Courthouse for the King William Historical Society, sent along this note:
“I'm pleased to report that Bob Chartrand will conduct the fieldwork for the Ground Penetrating Radar study at the King William County Courthouse on April 12th, 13th, and 14th. His work on the 14th will coincide with a dig day. While he would welcome anyone who is interested in learning about the process, the ideal day for visiting would be the 14th between 10 and 4 when we will have staff on hand from Fairfield to assist Bob and help keep data collection moving while he takes breaks to educate all of us and the public.”
Brown further added, “The study is sponsored by the King William Historical Society and will help delineate archaeological features (brick foundations, wells, filled-in areas, etc.) as well as recent utilities (specific locations for electrical, sewer, water, etc.) that will augment the county's maps of existing infrastructure. His survey area includes the acreage within the small brick wall, large brick wall, picnic area to the east of the small wall (up to the tree line), and a portion of the green space across Courthouse Road.”
Join us in celebrating the 320th anniversary of King William County on April 11. Stop by the County Administration Building and grab some lunch from the Hungry Hungry Arrow food truck from 11:30am-1:30pm. Come inside during normal business hours for a slice of birthday cake and peruse some exhibits from the King William Historical Society. Then walk over to the Museum to view more!
Hampton Roads Sanitation District Reps to Discuss Wastewater Capacity
Representatives from the Hampton Roads Sanitation District will be attending two key meetings in April to discuss upgrades to their plant and the status of wastewater capacity.
HRSD reps will be attending the Planning Commission Meeting on April 5 and the Economic Development Authority meeting on April 13. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the Board Room.
Developers are particularly interested in what HRSD will share with numerous plans in place or proposed for the Central Garage area. Wastewater capacity is critical to future growth in that area.
Economic Development Authority to Hold Special Planning Meeting
Speaking of the Economic Development Authority, the citizen group has been working hard since January 1 to redefine its purpose and continue to play a key role in future economic development projects.
The EDA will hold a special planning meeting on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Board Room. A number of items will be on the agenda including setting priorities for future projects.
King William Ruritan Club Gearing Up for a Big ‘Fish Fry’
The King William Ruritan Club still has plenty of tickets left for its Annual Fish Fry scheduled for Saturday, April 16, at the Club’s facility off Route 30.
The event is a large fundraiser for the group which gives so much back to the community. See any Ruritan Club member for a ticket. Visit http://kingwilliamruritan.org/events/ for more information.