Matoaca District News

FY2017 Annual Report Published

The FY2017 Annual Report is out! The interactive document was presented at the Board of Supervisors meeting Oct. 25.

 Annual report 

Courthouse Centennial Celebrated

The centennial celebration of the Historic 1917 Courthouse was held on Oct. 26, the 100th anniversary of the day the cornerstone was laid. Soldiers from Fort Lee were there, also celebrating the post's 100th anniversary. After the ceremony, a reenactment of the first court case was held in the courtroom, which is still in use.

 Courthouse Centennial 

Unveiling of new interpretive sign celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Historic 1917 Courthouse. From left to right: Liess van der Linden-Brusse, Clover Hill Supervisor Chris Winslow, Midlothian Supervisor Leslie Haley, Matoaca Supervisor Steve Elswick, George “Buddy” Cranford, Bermuda Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle, Dale Supervisor Jim Holland and County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey. 

Manchester High School Roads Named for Army Heroes

Two roads at Manchester High School have been named in honor of fallen soldiers, Staff Sgt. Darryl Demetrial Booker and Sgt. Forrest Dane Cauthorn, of the U.S. Army. Both attended Manchester High School, and both were killed in Iraq in 2007. Staff Sgt. Booker was 37, and Sgt. Cauthorn was 22.

 Flag Unveiling 

The families of Staff Sgt. Darryl Demetrial Booker and Sgt. Forrest Dane Cauthorn unveil new street signs. 

Virginia State University Recognized for Land Donation to Ettrick-Matoaca Library

Chesterfield County held a ceremony on Sept. 15, to commemorate Virginia State University’s land donation to the Ettrick-Matoaca Library. The county recognized the donation of this property, which is located between the library and VSU’s 416-acre Randolph Farm, with a plaque that will hang outside the library.

Land Donation

Members of VSU’s board, library and county officials at the sign unveiling. On the far right is Dr. Joseph Casey, county administrator, next to Casey is Kahil Dotay, past president of the Friends of Chesterfield County Public Library, and to the right of the sign is Dr. Makola Abdullah, VSU president. 

Give A Day RVA Project

On Sept. 23, Chesterfield County participated in Give A Day RVA, a regional day of service organized by HandsOn Greater Richmond. The county hosted two projects at Pocahontas State Park. Twenty volunteers, including children with their parents, worked on the Swift Creek shoreline access. This pathway and shoreline was in need of major overhaul work to provide safe access for those with disabilities. Additional volunteers, including representatives from Fort Lee, worked on the Swift Creek mountain bike trails, specifically a “rock drop” feature that has been requested by the biking community for the last several weeks.

Volunteers, along with Deputy County Administrator Sarah Snead and Parks and Recreation Director James Worsley, worked on two projects at Pocahontas State Park as part of Give A Day RVA on Sept. 23. 

Sports Tourism Generates $38.6 Million in Economic Impact in Fiscal 2017

Sports tourism continues to play a significant role in Chesterfield County, generating $38.6 million for the local economy in fiscal 2017, up from $37.7 million the previous year. The county hosted 50 sports-tourism events that had a regional economic impact of $81.7 million, up $5 million from last year. Sports Backers Executive Director Jon Lugbill and Richmond Region Tourism President and CEO Jack Berry presented the information at the Sept. 27 Board of Supervisor’s afternoon session. Read the full release.  

Girls Lacrosse

Girls lacrosse is one of 12 different sports that brought events to Chesterfield County in FY17.  

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