Exmore, Virginia – Benefit: Eastern Shore Academy
A Beautiful Day in this Neighborhood...
The Virginia Water Well Association had a beautiful day for the Fall Field Day. Breakfast and registration opened at seven in the morning as the sun slowly made it’s way high up over the trees. A welcome from the VWWA President and host, Jimmy Bundick, started off the program under the tent and continued out to the well site.
As attendees transitioned between the tent and the well site, exhibiting tailgaters lined the path showcasing their products and were able to hold multiple conversations throughout the day. An Archery Target Shoot was setup behind the vendors as a fun activity to enjoy. A gift card prize was awarded to Danny Bundick who hit the bullseye having never shot a bow before! There were also two raffles going on throughout the day. The Cross Bow from Eastern Shore Outfitters brought in $750 for the association and was won by Albert Bullock of C & G Well Drilling in Virginia Beach. The Black Powder Muzzleloader donated by CMC Supply brought in $705 and was won by a Roanoke County resident. The Department of Environmental Quality also hosted an activity for the day. Referencing the GPS coordinates needed on the Well Completion Report, DEQ buried a marker in which participants had to locate using their mapping device of choice. The closest coordinate winner was John Paul Creason who was awarded a gift card donated by Scott Bruce with DEQ.
Before lunch was served the Shore Christian Academy Minister provided information on how the well being installed would support the expansion of the school which is busting at the seems within the church building and has grown from a few students to over 72 students. To show their appreciation, the Academy brought the students over and sang a couple songs while we ate lunch and displayed big Thank You signs they had created. It was a delight to see all the varying ages that would one day attend school on the site.
The General Meeting held after lunch consisted of association news pertaining to the 2016 Office change in the Board of Directors and updates from various committees and groups. Charles Falwell, President of the South Atlantic Jubilee, spoke on the encouraging financial numbers they are seeing after a great year at Myrtle Beach. He brought to light the date change for the 2016 summer show which will be held June 16-18th again in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Craig Nicol also spoke on behalf of the new Well Completion Form and encouraged feedback during this transitional time. Feedback commentary on the form will cease by July 1, 2016.
The afternoon session consisted of Todd Beach explaining the reporting data required in the Eastern Groundwater Management Area with great visuals from well logs. After the lecture, the group finished the day out by developing the well and covering any questions from the demonstrations.
Attendance tipped over 120 registrants proving once again, the demonstration days are valued wherever the association goes in the state and are enjoyed by all.