Clued-In to Isle of Wight:
Items of interest, upcoming events or opportunities for citizen input.
Click Here, to see the list of Recipients of Caught You Caring Awards for the First Quarter of FY19-20.
LOIS TOKARZ - Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism
The very talented, Lois Tokarz received the State-wide 2019 Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association's, “Jim Ricketts Award” DMO/CVB Employee of the Year Award. Congratulations Lois and thanks for all you do for Isle of Wight County!
Update on Turner Drive Turn Lane Project:
Construction has commenced for the southbound right turn lane on Turner Drive, at the intersection with Benns Church Blvd.
This project will include construction of a 250 foot turn lane with 200 foot taper and upgrading the existing waterline casing for future waterline improvements. This project includes partnering with HRSD to concurrently install a pressure reducing station, to minimize impacts on the traveling public. Notice to Proceed was issued on October 7, 2019.
All portions of the work which impact the roadway will be complete in 90 days. Total contract completion date is February 24, 2020. This project is funded with state and federal transportation funds and HRSD capital funds. Project Engineer of Record is AMT Engineering. Project inspection and construction management is being provided by ATCS. Project construction is contracted to Bridgeman Civil, Inc.
From Danny Byrum, Isle of Wight County Fair Chairman: I want to thank everyone who had any hand in our most successful 2019 Isle of Wight County Fair "Celebrating 25 Years....Again!” We set a record attendance with 35,064 fairgoers. But I to want especially thank the Fair Committee and our Fair Coordinator, Jenilee Hallman, who worked so hard for so long to make it all happen. Also to the Parks and Recreation staff who supports us in every way to pull it all together, thanks.
It is a major team effort to put on an event like this (which I always describe as many events in an event) and none of it would happen without the many volunteers, sponsors, patrons, acts, midway, and all who have a hand in it. To all who support us, I say a big thank you for our most successful fair to date. It sure feels good after last year. Makes me proud of our wonderful community!
Congratulations to all for making us successful!!!!!