Lake Anna Life & Times Late Spring 20 17 13 around the lake WHAT’S NEW? Minutes from the lake on Rt. 522 4533 Zachary Taylor Highway Mineral, VA. Join Us This Season At Lake Anna’s Newest Event Venue&Restaurant! Our menu features traditional steaks, chicken, pork & seafood Featuring weekly Greek specials & sale of home grown produce Onsite catering and banquet facilities www.callieopiesorchard.com 540 894-4343 Farm to table dining, event catering, craft brews and more! Lake Anna Business Partnership Arranges To Use LKA™ Letters To Market The Region The Lake Anna Business Part- nership (LABP) has arranged to create an icon that will be used to market Lake Anna for years to come. The local chamber of com- merce group comissioned Pied- mont Metal Fabricating, a metal cutting and manufacturing busi- ness located in nearby Louisa to create a larger-than-life sized set of LKA™ letters. These mobile letters will be available to lake- area businesses looking to at- tract visitors to their locations. The trademarked LKA™ let- ters are being used by the LABP under a special license from the owners of the mark, and it is hoped that the set will serve as a more local version of the LOVE letters marketing campaign sponsored by Virginia Tourism Corporation. The letters will have their own Facebook and Instagram sites so that visitors and residents can visit them and take photos iden- tifying where they vacationed or to just show community pride. “Our goal is to enable our visi- tors and residents to market the lake in a personal way with their posts of the letters pics. After careful consideration, we de- termined there wasn’t a better symbol for Lake Anna for us to use,” noted LABP Vice President Gene Newman. The letters measure approxi- mately 56” long by 30” tall and debuted at the LABP Spring Fling on May 6 and Sunset Con- cert held later that day at Anna Point Marina. There are both Facebook and Instagram sites (LKA Letters) where visitors can share their posts. LKA LKA™ Letters will be on display at Callie Opie’s Orchard. surrounding wakes from wake generating boats that are as- sociated with wake surfing and wake boarding.  Based on those meetings, it was the recommendation of the Board to have staff work with the stakeholders involved to work on a solution to address is- sues surrounding wakes on a statewide basis rather than at- tempting to address the issue through various different local regulations.  The stakeholder meetings included representatives from lakes and rivers all over the state affected by wake sports and towed water sports on both sides of the issue. According to Guess the stakeholder meetings were ar- ranged when the VDGIF Board asked VDGIF staff to look into the matter on a statewide ba- sis and report the status of the issue.  The VDGIF staff decided to contract with the Performance Management Group through Virginia Commonwealth Uni- versity to facilitate stakeholder meetings regarding the is- sues.  It was recommended by the facilitators with PMG to bring in around 30-35 stakeholders from various groups surround- ing wakes, wake surfing, wake boarding, and towed water- sports.  The stakeholders were cho- sen based on previous inter- actions with various marine and boating organizations.  Some included:  The Virginia Safe Boating Alliance which has statewide representation and members from all parts of the state including lake as- sociations and councils, The Virginia Marine Trades Asso- ciation, Boat US, the National Marine Manufacturers Asso- ciation, and the Water Sports Industry Association to name a few.  Additionally, staff made sure that Lake Anna and Spot- sylvania county was well rep- resented since they brought the issue forward.    Guess noted Bruce Dun- gan, Chair of the Virginia Safe Boating Alliance, was in a good position to shepherd the process from the stakeholders moving forward.  “This organization has many of the same members that are stakeholders, and Bruce can add more members if he and the Alliance feel it’s appropri- ate.  “Bruce has held one meeting so far with a subcommittee to discuss a way forward.  They plan to meet again on May 16th . If it is determined that a legislative idea is the best way forward by the stakeholders, Bruce will work with the Vir- ginia Safe Boating Alliance to work with a legislator(s).” Lake Anna Life & Times did contact Dungan but he declined to comment at this time. No Wake Set Back Ordinance continued from page 7 LKA