Letter: Williams Wharf changed their lives completely
Being rowers of the Mathews High School Crew team, Williams Wharf has changed our lives completely. It is here we have found strength we never knew we had. We found friends we never thought we would have. We have traveled places we never thought we would go. It is here, at Williams Wharf, we have formed a family we will never forget. The Wharf is home to us all. Crew is the reason we get up in the mornings and get to school on time and crew is the reason we try so hard in school. Crew is what drives us.
The thought of a new boathouse, after 20 years of crew teams rowing at Williams Wharf, has added so much to our drive. The fact that some people don’t want us to have our new home due to a misunderstanding over an abandoned 30-foot road, that we (and obviously many others) did not know even existed till very recently, breaks our hearts. We have all put so much time and effort into raising funds for our boathouse and Williams Wharf. We are all proud of our accomplishments as a team and as members of Mathews County. We hope our community and the Board of Supervisors is too, and votes yes to abandon the "road to nowhere" so we can get on with building our new boathouse.
We welcome and encourage everyone to come down and ask questions so you may have a better understanding of what Williams Wharf really is and what this boathouse will do for our team and our community. We share the Wharf every day with anyone who comes and have never seen the negative things folks keep talking about.
Taylor Williams, Ashley Silvus, Gus Bauby, Tucker Blackwell, Alexa Daniels, Madisson Haynes, Logan Howlett, Cole Johnson, Chelsea Jones, Phillip Machen, Andrew Merz, Brittany Mitchem, Matt Oliver, Ashley Payne, Zack Payne, Adrian Phillips, Bill Riley, Jamie Robins, Lance South and
Mathews High School Crew team, Spring 2012