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2 Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 THE JOURNAL da, to keep Steve's hot rod car show Run: Car fans a, am ve. The Colonial Beach Chamber gather of Commerce, with the advice and guidance of A1 Young, took over the From page I sponsorship of the event this year. "Al's wisdom and expertise are looked great to me. The weather was often called on and his wishes will sunny Saturday, just right for a car always be followed," said Carey Ged- show. Sunday, there was some rain, des, president of the Colonial Beach but it was still pretty successful." Chamber of Commerce. The Rod Run to the Beach attract- With the help of many volunteers, ed registered vehicles from as far the Rod Run to the Beach is one of away as New York and South Caro- Colonial Beach's most popular sum- lina. Vendors were on hand on his- mer events. Thousands show up to toric Town Hill to provide food and view the more than 130 cars on dis- music for the event. The crowds were play and revive memories of their large and happy, heydays. This year vehicles from a The Rod Run to the Beach was 1904 Rambler to a wide range of started in 1978 by Steve Young, one classic Corvettes and Mustangs and of the founders of the Colonial Rod classic cars from the 30s, 40s, 50s, Club. When Steve passed away four 60s and 70s were on display. Judges at the car show awarded trophies for years ago, his brother A1 Young con- the Top 15 cars, Best in Show and a tinued to work with Steve's wife, Lin- Founder's Choice Award. Photo by Richard Leggitt Crowds from throughout the area came to Colonial Beach last weekend for the 37th Annual Rod Run to the Beach. The event was sponsored by the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce. V udet Honored LA; Zaragoza AFB, Spain; McCoy Committee from 1983 to 1985 and woman graduate of the Industrial She served in Saigon as a man- -~ AFB, Orlando, FL; HQ, Military was the senior woman military rep- College of the Armed Forces.agement analyst in the Office of the =.. ~==- Assistance Command, Saigon, Viet- resentative to the Defense Advisory Vaught went to Vietnam in Octo- Deputy Chief of Staff, Comptroller, for service nam; USAF Logistics Command,Committee on Women in the Ser- ber 1968, interrupting her graduate Military Assistance Command. From page I Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, vices from 1982 to 1985. studies at the University of Alabama During the years of the Vietnam OH; the Air Staff, The Pentagon, Vaught entered the Air Forcefor her deployment, and was there War, 7,500 women served in Viet- She was the first woman to head a Washington, DC; and she was the commissioned as a second lieuten- until November 1969. nam. major credit union, as president of Deputy Chief of Staff, Compt'rol- ant in January 1957, after earning She was in a very small minor- "I was in the service and I felt it the board of t.he Pentagon Federal ler, USAF Systems Command, An- her Bachelor of Science degree from ity of women who served as a non- was my duty and responsibility to Credit Union from April 1976 to drews AFB, MD. the University of Illinois. She also nurse in Vietnam. serve m the Vietnam War;' Vaught July 1982. General Vaught capped her mill- earned a Master of Business Ad- "During the time I was there, said. '~,nd I will tell you it was one She held various positions in the tary career as chairwoman of the ministration from the University of there were eight military women of the greatest experiences of my comptroller field at Barksdale AFB, NATO Women in the Allied Forces Alabama, and is the first Air Force who were non-nurses" Vaught said. life" School: Cost supervisors' initial review," said minimize the impact of having to public use, we might be able to use Westmoreland County Administra- increase taxes to pay for this proj- grant funding to pay for those." tor Norm Risavi. "Our engineers ect. "The school administration and "1 am 100 percent for that idea," delaying plan w,, be preparing an additional en- county staff have been working to said W&L Athletic Director Mal- From page I vlronmental review of the property prov!de the information to the con- colm Lewis. "We don't need specific required by the financing agency. I sulting engineers and architects to fields for sports like baseball and County School Board] are moving hope to have this initial information complete various reports required softball, we could share fields with along with it, but we haven't seen for the board of supervisors in late to move forward," Risavi said. the Little League, for example. We the cost yet." October or early November." Culver said it is important to keep have been doing some of that any- Culver said Northumberland's "We are also meeting with some the price of the school reasonable, way." new high school cost $43 million state agencies related to possible because state law requires the coun- "For some of the sports fields, and and King George's high school had grants to assist with outdoor recre- ty to pay Colonial Beach funding some of the roads and infrastructure, a price tag of $52 million."Whatever ation and road assistance to reduce equal to 18 percent of the cost of the there may be some other sources of the school board finally comes up the overall local cost," Risavi said. new high school to offset tax dollars money available," said Hynson. "But with will probably be greater than "Unfortunately this takes time to used for the project that have been there are no gift horses out there that what we can afford," said Hynson. gather the information and obtain paid by Colonial Beach taxpayers. I know of. In the end, the majority "They are working on it, but the final their input on items their programs "We will be looking for ways to of the cost is going to be up to us." decision will be up to the board of would participate." reduce the costs," Culver said. "One School Board Member Patricia supervisors." Risavi said the board of supervi- way might be to use funding from Lewis said, "My hope is that the "We are in the early stages of lay- sors is trying to time the new school grants to pay for the construction of new school will be a facility that will ing out the site for sports complex construction with the expiration of park the sports complex. It we build bring the community together; ball and high school for the board of much of the existing school debt to sports facilities that are available for fields and walking trails, as well as Ranger:. Among 1st women From page I service rangers. "Our uniforms were hand-me- downs from Delta Airlines in the 1940s," Schuck said. "Later they put us in short skirts and go-go boots which were not what we wanted to wear." Schuck's first posting as a Park Ser- vice ranger was in Glacier National Park in Montana. "I was assigned'to take ovemight tours on hikes to Granite Park Chalet, about seven miles," Schuck said. "I had no radio, no bear spray and no way to communicate. I asked what I was supposed to do ff we ran into a bear? My superiors told me just to take it slowly so I did not surprise the bear." "They weren't happy about having a woman as a ranger, but basically I was a naive person in those days," Schuck re- called. "I did not realize the guys didn't want me around." One of the first female rangers, Schuck said she faced challenges, but times began to change when they saw how hard we worked." "Today there are many women who are superintendents of parks," Schuck "said, Her Park Service career, which was in two phases, because she took time out to raise a family, took her to seven national parks and includffd tifnd working at the White House. She also worked at George Wash- in~on~s Birthplace as well as theRlch- mond Battlefield Park. "It was all very exciting," Schuck said. You For Us! Shaw "Optimum" short nylon plush @ $1.65 sq. ft. installed w/pad Shaw "Energize" nylon twist carpet @ $1.77 sq. ft. installed w/pad Shaw "Dyersburg I1" short twist carpet @ $1.89 sq. ft. installed w/par] 7;?[ : :- In-stok Carpet Sale Stain-resistant, Plush installed over pad Dieing Room. Living Room And Hallway. Shaw Energize We'll install in 3 areas up to 45 sq.yards Sale Price $71P Include take-up and moving regular furniture. 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