I just off the phone with Mike Marshall. The Fire Department will not issue a permit due to the forecast. The fireworks are tentatively rescheduled for tomorrow at 9:30. The decision will be made at 5:30pm tomorrow night.
Now that we’ve all learned what a derecho is, this is as good a time as ever to remind you to follow RealCrozetVA on Twitter – I’m posting there much more often than I can here, in part because it’s much, much, much easier to post tweets from my phone than it is to write a blog post. I’m trying to post on the RealCrozetVA Facebook page, but that app is so remarkably slow and dysfunctional that it drains my iPhone’s battery super-fast.
From Ann Mallek (received 3 minutes ago) –
“All Crozetians. Please conserve flushes. The power lines feeding the sewer pump station are tangled in fallen trees. There is a 14 hour fuel supply for the generator. There may be a several day power outage so we all need to pitch in and help eachother. Thank you all and Please be safe.”
Via the Crozet fire department: no parade or other activities but the fireworks are still on.
Don’t forget that they will be collecting donations at the gate. If you can, please give.
I am always thankful that the volunteer fire department are there.
Hoping that everyone is okay out there today, staying safe, and helping out neighbors to clean up.
The buyer, shown in the white shirt with stripes and khaki pants, is unknown and wouldn’t give his name. Skip to 2:40 in the video to see who he is.
The last three minutes of the auction are above, but I’ll be swapping that out later with an HD version. That I’m able to upload 3 minutes of video onsite is still remarkably cool, technologically.
A few photos as well:
Mr. Jackson is one of those figures who you see around Western all four years and he says hi to you in the hallways like you are best friends, even if you have never talked with him before. He has been working as a Custodian there for 10 years, and loves that everyone at WAHS works as a team. They respect each other, and as such there is no “head honcho,” as Mr. Jackson Puts it. Mr. Jackson believes that WAHS is very important to Crozet because even they graduate after four years, they keep the same Western attitude throughout their whole life, and that is very important to the greater Crozet area.
by Spencer Kulow
See the entire People of Crozet series at PeopleofCrozet.com.
Tuesday 26 June – The Crozet Library is breaking ground – at 11:30
Wednesday 27 June – Barnes Lumber Yard is being auctioned off – equipment sale starts at 9, real estate starts at noon
Saturday 30 June – Crozet Independence Day celebration – some of the best fireworks around and a true Crozet tradition, parade, music and so much more. Donations are still very, very much in need.
Please make your tax-deductible charitable donation to Claudius Crozet Park, Inc., and note on the memo line “Fireworks donation.” Checks can be mailed to Claudius Crozet Park, P.O. Box 171, Crozet, VA, or delivered to the Crozet Gazette office in the Blue Goose Building on Crozet Avenue.
Saturday 30 June – Quick Start Tennis’ ribbon cutting – 6:00 PM
Did you know that the fireworks aren’t free? And that the community pays for it? (as in, there’s no great benefactor picking up the tab)
Would you have time to put in an extra appeal for the Crozet Independence Day parade, celebration, and fireworks on your website?
We’re concerned the word hasn’t gotten out as well as it could have, partly because our donations to cover the cost of the fireworks is way behind last year at this time. Maybe folks just don’t realized that this whole affair is a local community sponsored, created, and executed affair. There are not tax dollars at work here.
It’s all local effort on the parts of Crozet Community Association, Crozet Volunteer Fire Department,
Downtown Crozet Association, Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet Lions Club, White Hall Ruritans, Peachtree Baseball League, and many local churches and citizen volunteers.
Without more donations, we’ll be personally covering $6,500 bill for the fireworks and the $4,500 for the Crozet Historic District.
If you can, please give:
… make your tax-deductible charitable donation to Claudius Crozet Park, Inc., and note on the memo line “Fireworks donation.” Checks can be mailed to Claudius Crozet Park, P.O. Box 171, Crozet, VA, or delivered to the Crozet Gazette office in the Blue Goose Building on Crozet Avenue.
It was only a couple weeks ago that I wondered out loud whether a mid-week Farmer’s Market would work. So this evening when driving home, luckily I took the 250 way to 240 rather than the Starr Hill way and saw that Charlottesville’s Anderson’s Seafood had set up in the Gateway Gas parking lot. Seafood, crab cakes, twice baked potatoes, fresh-picked this morning corn … here’s hoping they can make it work. They’ll be there Friday through Sunday and he mentioned he might come on Thursdays.