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LakeAnnaLifeTimesOctoberNovember2015 17 540.894.0215 www.VirginiaGlassman.com Auto Glass Specialist TM MOWINGTRIMMING SPRING FALL AERATION MULCHING FERTILIZING LANDSCAPING LEAF REMOVAL POWER WASHING DOCKS DECK STAINING FREE ESTIMATES INSURED AND BONDED 540.894.0706 804.402.0263 LKALAWNCAREGMAIL.COM POWER WASHING EXPERTS Your Hometown Glass Specialist - Mineral VA Auto Glass Repairs TableTops Mirrors Windows Virginia Glassman GV 540 894.8500 a1windshieldsgmail.com www.a1windshieldsva.com Mobile Service 1904 Davis Hwy. Mineral Grapes Grains Festival Reflects Lake Annas Trending Popularity As Event Venue Lake Anna is now the site of wakesport competitions wine and beer festivals triathlons and more. Whats next LEAF REMOVAL In recent years Lake Anna has in- creasingly been the site of events de- signed to showcase the lakes intrinsic beauty combined with a culinary or sports theme. On any many weekends youll find pig roasts paddleboard yoga classes wake sport competitions concerts tri- athlons beer and wine festivals and more all open to the public. Promot- ers from elsewhere run some of these events from elsewhere. Locals andor local businesses offer many others. One such recent event was the Lake Anna Grapes Grains Festival held at the Christopher Run Campground Event Park October 10. The event was run by Lake Anna United a 501c4 non-profit group working with Louisa Humane Society and Louisa Adult Community Education volunteers to hold a craft beer and wine festival. This event was fully permitted by Louisa County and licensed by the Virginia Alcohol And Beverage Con- trol Board and supervised by a Louisa County deputy something not all events in the past have achieved. We wanted to run a lake showcas- ing event that had total County and community support noted Lake Anna United President Dave Moberly I think when you stress that from the beginning and have local folks running the event it usually goes well. Another type of event LKAers might well remember when it visits in the spring and fall is a triathlon. Many of the roads around the lake specifically Rts. 208 and Rts. 522 swell with bicy- clists completing a circuit that begins and terminates at Lake Anna State Park creating potentially dangerous driving conditions for both users. Wake sport events have also found Lake Anna to their liking with wake- boarding and wake surfing circuits vis- iting and using facilities at The Board- walk at Lake Anna and the Lake Anna State Park. Fishing tournaments were perhaps the first events held on the lake and are still held today drawing thousands of visitors to Anna each year. Lake Anna Winery was one of the first area businesses to legally hold public concerts and now often draws over 700 people to an event. In the coming years Lake Anna will continue to draw the eye of pro- moters looking to use the lake as a background for their events. Instead of requiring them to receive an expen- sive Conditional Use Permit CUP Louisa County is considering a less pricey Special Event Permit regula- tion options depending on the number of attendees expected. Spotsylvania County already offers this to event promoters. The next question is what about events held on the water Do they need a permit Currently the answer is No but rumor has it there are ef- forts underway to make sure a new kind of water event permit is part of the vetting process for promoters. If youd like to hold an event on the lake start with Louisa Community Ser- vices at afinchumlouisa.org or Spot- sylvania at RRobersonspotsylvania. va.us. Both email addresses lead you to the correct person to help with the permitting process. Lake Anna Grapes Grains Festival Keep Our Community Strong and Shop Locally Over 500 Cash Prizes Awarded No purchase necessary Nov. 20-Jan. 4