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King George After Prom Party 2010

“A Cruise to Remember…” was the theme of the 2010 After Prom Party sponsored by the King George High School PTSA held Saturday, May 8, at KGHS. The party for KGHS juniors and seniors, and their invited guests,is a tradition that gives the students a safe, drug and alcohol free venue to celebrate prom night. 

This year’s extravagant party featured hypnotist Jason Linett, who entertained the crowd in the early morning hours, in addition to the many other activities available throughout the night.  Students could enjoy the Surf Rider, Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course, Bungee Basketball, climb the Rock Slide, win prizes and money in the Cash Machine, have fun with the carnival games, play bingo, try their hand in the casino, have their photo taken by Larry Stone or a caricature done by Phil McKenney, listen to bands“Who Took Fred” and “Toxic Drop Kick,” enter the 3-on-3 basketball tournament(trophies donated by L.R. Reynolds Engraving & Signs), eat great food (LaPlata Outback Steakhouse donated appetizers, Carrabba’s in Fredericksburg donated snacks, Exit Realty sponsored the cotton candy and popcorn machines,pizzas & other treats were donated by many local restaurants and individuals), and win fabulous prizes!  Hannah Pierce won the King George Builder’s Association $500 scholarship grand prize for seniors.  Lea Gray won the $250 KGHS PTSA sponsored junior grand prize.

Many remarkable people, businesses, and organizations madethe party possible.  A special thanks to Larry W. Stone Photography fordonating his time and talent to the event and giving every party attendee the chance to receive a complimentary photo, Game Stop for donating the use of several Xbox 360 game systems and games for the event, Foote Title for contributing the backpacks that every student entering the party received, NSWC Federal Credit Union for donating the use of the Cash Machine, GKG Amusements for donating the use of the slot machines, King George Parks & Recreation for sponsoring bingo, the Dahlgren WaWa employees who volunteered as chaperones, and the After Prom Party Committee who worked endless hours on making this year’s party a big success! 

Thank you to the following contributors:

GOLD CLUB DONORS - Medicorp, KG Builder’s Association, KG County, Rappahannock Motors, KG Chamber of Commerce, Foote Title, BirchwoodPower Partners LP, King George Optimist Club, Opp Shop, Northern Neck Cooperative Helping Hands Association, Larry W. Stone Photography 

SILVER CLUB DONORS - MVP Awards & Trophies, La Plata Outback Steakhouse, NSWC Federal Credit Union, GKG Amusements, King George Parks & Recreation, Game Stop, McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A, Lock It UpSelf-Storage, King George Lion’s Club, TUX Men’s Wearhouse, King George YMCA, DOSC, Moore Dentistry, Virginia Food Services Group, Joseph Grzeika, & Fredericksburg Carrabba’s. 

BRONZE CLUB DONORS – Al’s Garage, American Karting, AmericanLegion Auxiliary Unit 89, Applebee’s in FBG, Applebee’s in La Plata, B & BEnterprises, Baltimore Ravens, Bowie Baysox, CNails2 & Spa, Carroll’sAutomotive, China Garden Restaurant, CiCi’s Pizza, Courthouse Florist &Gifts, DC United, Domino’s Pizza KG, Domino’s Pizza Dahlgren, Dutch’s Mart,Eileen Dibble, Exit Realty, Fas Mart, Food Lion Dahlgren, Food Lion KG, FreemanBeverage, Gautier’s Auto Body & Glass, Geico, Ginny’s Jewels, Great Clips,Green Turtle, Howard’s Restaurant, Hunan Café, Ingleside Winery, Jane McDaniel,Jerry & Brian Jones, Jerry McDaniel’s Car Wash, Journal Press, J’s Cars, KGAARP, KG Computers, KG House of Pizza, KG Nail Salon, KG Pharmacy, KG RuritanClub, Kimble’s Auto Sales, King Automotive, King’s Dominion, L.R. Reynold’sEngraving & Signs, Leola Dennison, Local Services, Madison & JudithClift, Mary’s Cakery, Mason Florist, Mr/Ms Hair Design, Napa Auto Parts, Nash& Slaw Funeral Home, Noodles & Co., Outback Steakhouse FBG, Paul &Carolyn Anderson, People’s Community Bank, Pern’s Supermarket, Pizza Bono’s,Pizza Hut, Quarles, R.K. Payne Heating & Air, Rankins True Value,Rappahannock Orthodontics, Rollins Enterprises, Roma’s, Roofs Ltd. Of VA, SEVentures, Sheetz, Shockey Companies, Simply Bliss Salon, Southern MD BlueCrabs, Splitsville, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stan Palivoda, Subway, TanglezHair & Tan Studio, Target, Terri Gallagher Massage Therapy, Thomas &Barbara Segar Jr., Total Wine, Travel Network of KG, Tri-County Carpet, UpperRoom, Wal Mart, Wallace & Michelle Morton Jr., Walnut Grove Mobile HomePark, Washington Capitals, WaWa.

— Teri Priebe

FATAL CRASH IN KING GEORGE COUNTY

One person was killed in a car crash Monday afternoon.

At 1:07 p.m., Virginia State Police Trooper T. D. Green was called to the scene on Route 301, James Madison Parkway, just south of Route 3, Kings Highway.

Kenneth E. Shelley, 40, of Leonardtown, Md., was traveling northbound on Route 301, when the driver ran off the left side of the road and struck the guardrail.   

Shelley suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg where he later died, according to police.  

A health-related issue is considered a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation. 

KING GEORGE TEENAGER KILLED IN LOCAL CRASH

Four Others Injured

A teenager is dead following a motor vehicle crash in King George County that took place early Sunday morning (May 9, 2010). At 1:09 a.m.,Virginia State Police Trooper T. D. Green was called to the scene on Route 218, Caledon Road near Basil Road.

A 1999 Isuzu Amigo was traveling eastbound on Route 218 when the driver ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole before overturning several times.  The driver and three of the four passengers were then ejected from the vehicle. Those who were ejected were not wearing their safety belts.  

Two were flown by med-flight and three others were transported by ambulance to Mary Washington Hospital with serious injuries.  One of the passengers flown to the hospital, Anthony L. Feather, 16, later died from his injuries.

The teenagers, ages 16 –18, were heading to the King George County High School after Prom Party at the time of the crash.  Speed is considered a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation at this time.

Deceased:  Anthony L. Feather, 16, King George, Va.

Emergency personnel train for farm-related accidents

King George County Fire Rescue & Emergency Services hosted a Farm Machinery Safety Education Course. The class was held March 4-6 at Hasting’s Farm and Carr’s Farm.
The fire department received training about responding to accidents involving silos, grain elevators, silage pits, hay balers, augers, rakes, combines, tractors, manure pits and learned about the various chemicals found on farms.
Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in America, according to a report from McNeil & Company, the National Farmedic Training Program. In 2009, it was estimated that approximately 710 agricultural employees died while on the job in the United States and there are three permanent injuries for every fatality, according to the article “Agriculture Injuries and Fatalities,” by Joseph Devine. These accidents usually occur in the harvest months. The second most common time is during planting season, Devine wrote.

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KG native plays at sports HOF benefit

The King George High School Sports Hall of Fame Benefit Concert last week featured KGHS alum Brock Butler and his touring band Perpetual Groove along with the local band Who Took Fred.
The concert, which was held at King George High School on March 18, was the first fundraising event benefitting the new Hall of Fame.   Butler, who graduated from KGHS in 1997, kicked off the event with a solo acoustic set, followed by sets from both bands.
Butler has a long musical history, dating back to his years at KGHS, when he played in the school Jazz band and attended weekly guitar lessons at Roberson’s Music in Fredericksburg.  During his high school days he played in his first band, The Corporate Sugar Daddies.
After graduating from KGHS, Butler went on to school at Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned a degree in video and film production, with a minor in sound engineering.  Butler met Perpetual Groove’s bassist Adam Perry at the college. “It was evident we were as interested in music in our free time as our studies,” said Butler.   Perpetual Groove was born.

Read more: KG native plays at sports HOF benefit

Project FAITH plans community center

King George Director of Economic Development Nicole Thompson last week provided more details to the Board of Supervisors on a project being planned by Project FAITH, Inc., to develop and construct a community HELP Center.
“HELP” is an acronym for Health, Higher Education, Learning, Parenting assistance center.
Thompson pointed out to supervisors that the community center will provide comprehensive wrap-around services to families with low-to-moderate incomes.
The HELP Center will be a large office complex, planned to contain 40,000+ square feet.
Its conceptual design plan notes that the building will “combine social, economic and environmental sustainability in a visually appealing community service center with convenient public access and ample preserved green space.”

Read more: Project FAITH plans community center

Up for a polar bear swim?

The Potomac River is filled with ice all along its banks. If you brave the frigid waters for a wintry dip, remember you still have to follow the rules — no diving here at Fairview Beach!

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The brightly colored palm trees at Tim’s II in Fairview Beach starkly contrast the frozen waves lapping the banks of the Potomac River. Last week, temperatures stayed low, with a high of 38 and a low of 16 degrees.
Temperatures reached a high of 52 degrees and a low of 21 during the same week last year.

(Photo taken by Lori Deem) 

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