County Seal

County Administrator's BLOG

Stay up-to-date with King William County news and happenings from the County Administrator, Percy C. Ashcraft.

View All Posts

Sep 22

Future of the King William Farmers Market

Posted on September 22, 2022 at 3:45 PM by Percy Ashcraft

Future of the King William Farmers Market

After two successful pilot events this summer, the King William Economic Development Authority (EDA) is looking for a citizens’ board to organize and operate the Farmers Market for the future.

EDA members voted unanimously to turn the operation over to interested citizens and provide advice and guidance as necessary.

The citizens’ board would be responsible for deciding where and when the markets will be held; recruiting and securing vendors; publicizing the events; deciding on how to financially support the market; and the coordination setup, trash pickup, etc.

If you are interested in helping to keep the Farmers Market active in the central region of the County, please contact deputyclerk@kingwilliamcounty.us for further information. We are happy to share information gathered during the two pilot events with anyone who’d like to take over operations of the Farmers Market.

We invite those who visited the pilot events or participated as a vendor to give us your feedback, which we’ll share with the citizens’ board to help them along.

 

King William to be Part of Garden Club Week in 2023

Community advocate Nancy Hubbard sent along this notice as planning begins for 2023:

The Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula (GCMP) will host the Club’s tour in King William County on Friday, April 21, 2023 when four private homes and two historic churches will open their doors for a Day of Celebrations, History, Conservation and Faith.

The Garden Club of Virginia (GCV) will roll out the welcome sign to visitors from around the nation and even the world for Historic Garden Week (HGW), April 15-22, 2023.

The Garden Club of Virginia is made up of 47 clubs throughout the state and has over 3400 members.

The Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula (a member of GCV) is made up of members from the four surrounding counties of King William, King and Queen, Essex, and Middlesex.

Each year for eight days, the GCV welcomes visitors to tour 120-200 private and public sites throughout the State of Virginia.

2023 will be the 90th anniversary for HGW. In all those years the tour has been cancelled just two times … once for WWII and once for the COVID pandemic.

The proceeds from the tour help fund the ongoing restoration and preservation of nearly 50 of Virginia’s historic public gardens and landscapes; fund a landscape architecture research fellowship program; and provide grants supporting projects at Virginia State Parks. Historic Garden Week in 2022 brought in more than $655,000 to fund these projects.

More information will follow in local publications and online ticket sales will be available February 2023 at VAGardenWeek.org.

The Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula hopes local businesses will support its efforts as well.

 

Eight King William Employees Reach Service Milestones

King William County Government employees who reached milestones for public service were the guests of honor at the annual Employee Recognition Banquet held September 15 at the 360 Recreation Center.

Eight employees were recognized for their years of service:

5 years – Kristin Haynes, E911 Dispatcher; Robbie Sparks, E911 Dispatcher; Ann Porter, CSA Coordinator; and Michelle Hunt, DSS Benefit Program Specialist.

10 years – Anthony Hedgepeth, Utilities Operator; and Angie Resnick, DSS Benefit Program Specialist & Fraud Investigator.

20 Years – Scott Hamilton, Sheriff’s Office Captain of Administration.

Chairman Ed Moren, Vice Chairman Bill Hodges, and District 3 Supervisor Stephen Greenwood were in attendance.

 

General Election In-Person Voting Begins September 23.

In-person voting for the November 8 General Election will begin Friday, September 23.

King William County Registrar Alison Fox announced Monday through Friday hours will be 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. through November 5.

Accommodations for curbside voting can be made by calling the Registrar’s Office at (804) 769-4952. For more information and important dates, visit the County website.