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Goochland Leadership Enterprise
If you are new to the county, puzzled by election year rhetoric, or would just like to learn more about Goochland, the Goochland Leadership Enterprise program explores different facets of life in the county. This is a great way to meet people you might not otherwise encounter and share differing points of view on local issues.
In operation since 1996, graduates of GLE participate in all corners of our community. Graduates include elected and appointed officials, county staff, leaders and volunteers at local non-profit organizations like Christmas Mother and Goochland Cares, and engaged citizens.
Classes held on Wednesday evenings at various places around the county include local history; agriculture; county government; education; public safety; community services; the budget; and the opportunity to interact with elected officials at the local and state level. The registration fee is $55. Classes begin October 18 and finish with an April graduation dinner.
Go to goochland.ext.vt.edu for an application.
Goochland in World War II
The Goochland Historical Society has paced a wonderful display about Goochland in World War II at the Goochland Branch Library. Portraits of local boys who went off to fight and their stories are displayed in the hall leading to the meeting room. Homefront artifacts fill glass cases. If you’re old enough to remember these men and items, take a walk down memory lane. Or, bring the children in your life and talk about things that happened before they were born!
|See photos and stories about local "boys" who went to war.|
|Civil defense spotters used the identification wheel to watch for enemy aircraft in the skies over Goochland.|
|Pantry staples that helped win the war.|
While you’re there, sign up for a library card if you do not already have one. They’re free for Goochland residents and entitle you to borrow materials from the extensive collection of the Pamunkey Regional Library, both in person and online. Go to https://www.pamunkeylibrary.org to see what’s available at your library.
Sports Backers 8K training team 2019 at Goochland YMCA
Training will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 21 at the Goochland Y, on River Road West opposite the library. Membership in the YMCA is not required to be part of the training, but non-members will receive a guest pass for eight free Y visits during the eight-week training period.
Coaches for the 2019 Goochland team are: Rob Carscadden – Intermediate; Pam Gannon – Novice; and Tom Zidar – Walking.
Participants will receive: an 8 week training program starting Saturday, September 21 with a detailed written schedule; personal guidance from a team of experienced coaches; organized and supported Saturday group runs.; Sports Backers 8k Training Team shirt; teams built around experience and ability to train others of similar pace; 2019 Allianz Partners 8k entry and all associated race benefits; an Allianz Partners 8k long sleeve technical shirt; access to clinics on shoes and running attire and what to expect on race day.
Child care provided every Saturday during training by the Goochland YMCA (non- YMCA members will receive this benefit as well).
*Those who make $25,000 or less annually or receive proven TANF, Food Stamp, or Energy Assistance Benefits from Social Services are eligible for a special $10 rate for the 8k Training Team. Anyone interested in taking advantage of this income-based entry fee, visit the GOOCHLAND FAMILY YMCA to apply. Or, call (804) 556-9887 and ask for Krista Evans.
Contact Nakonsavon Lucy (804) 410-1166 call/text with questions.