During the 2019 Pool season, FLOW managed a fundraiser for the Pools committee that raised over $1,400. A portion went to add ADA benches with the remainder to go towards the 2020 project for a shade structure over the snack bar.
The pavilion at Hollyfield Park was built by the Lake of the Woods Lions Club. FLOW helped with establishing this pavilion.
Portable Skateboard Park
FLOW raised funds for fitness equipment for the new Community and Recreation Center.
At this sold-out event in December 2018, we raised $8,500 for fitness equipment for the new Community and Recreation Center and a pledge for $5,000 for fitness equipment as well.
FLOW recently completed the project to keep TV18 “Life Around the Lake” on the air with your donations. Learn more in the video below.
Six Optimist Pram Youth Training Sailboats Donated
Thanks to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia for donating six Optimist Pram sailboats to the Lake of the Woods Sailing Club Junior Sailing Program through FLOW. This was a simple transfer that allowed these youth training boats no longer being used by the Boys and Girls Club of Orange to be used in LOWSC’s summer Sailing Camps, allowing more youthful beginner sailors to be trained in the future.
Sailing Club Commodore Gary Close expressed the club’s gratitude to FLOW for their assistance in obtaining the boats. “This once in a lifetime opportunity,” he said, “would not have been possible without the cooperation and partnership of Friends of Lake of the Woods. Their immediate and gracious response to our request for assistance will be of great benefit to our community, and will allow us to train an even larger number of young sailors next year, and in the future.”
Summer 2018 Wine and Cheese
A Wine and Cheese social was sponsored by FLOW and organized by the Pools Committee on the evening of June 16th. Held at the Sweetbriar Pool, proceeds will benefit the swimming program as organizers see where the funds can best be used.
May 25 Concert on the Point
FLOW helped sponsor the first Summer Concert on the Point on May 25, 2018 featuring the Dave Goodrich 3D Trio by setting up and cleaning up for record crowds attending this popular series. They also sold 50/50 raffle tickets.
At left, Wendy Wolfrey receives $750 from Jim Walsh, President of Friends of Lake of the Woods, for holding the winning 50/50 ticket. Others pictured (L-R) are FLOW board members Nancy King, Pam Schubert, Larry Morlan and Bren Anderson.
Lobster Elite 3 Tennis Ball Machine
Thanks to Tom Neubig for donating this Lobster Elite 3 Tennis Ball Machine to the Lake of the Woods tennis program through FLOW last year. This was a simple transfer that allowed one of our residents to donate an item of value that was no longer being used so that the LOWA tennis program could utilize a tennis ball machine that automatically lobs balls to a single player to practice his or her game.
LOWA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Thank you to LOW residents, and others, for their help defraying costs for the celebration. As the primary sponsor for the celebration, LOWA provided funds to the 50th Anniversary Ad Hoc Steering Committee to partially cover expenses.
Many of the special activities (concerts and dinner dances, for example) were self-supporting through ticket sales. Others, like 5K Run T-Shirts and enhanced Independence Day activities and fireworks on July 1, were supported by donations. The same is true of the museum exhibit and permanent display cabinets. This is where contributions helped. Every dollar returned to LOWA by the steering committee held down the cost to members for the 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Our First Project!
Hanging pendant lights illuminate the renovated Woods Center Fareways eating space and bar area due to the donation of five generous Lake of the Woods individuals.
These individuals first secured LOWA’s approval for adding the pendant lights to the Fareway’s project, and then forwarded this endorsement, with the necessary donated funds, to FLOW for project approval and processing. This is exactly how FLOW is supposed to work!