Mechanicsville, VA- Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) and his wife Ashley, recently joined with King William County residents and community leaders to celebrate the 304th Anniversary of the establishment of the county.
April 11, 1702 - a legislative act, established King William County. The act became effective on the thirteenth anniversary of William and Mary's coronation. King William County became the 24th county in existence at that time in Virginia; the County's royal namesake died on March 19th, only twenty-three days prior to the establishment of the county.
Springfest is an annual event that features live music, community booths, classic cars and trucks, tethered balloon rides, delicious food and provides lots of opportunity to fellowship with friends, family and neighbors.
"Ashley and I had a wonderful time at Springfest. I salute the county officials and local groups such as the King William Ruritans for their participation. Many hours of planning go into the organization of such a fantastic event, I applaud everyone involved for their commitment to the history of our community," Peace stated.
Delegate Christopher K. Peace was elected to serve in the Virginia House of Delegates on January 24, 2006 in a Special Election in which Peace won 4 of 7 counties and 65% of the Districtâ€™s precincts. As the representative for the 97th District, Delegate Peace serves parts of Hanover, Caroline, King William, King and Queen, Henrico, Spotsylvania Counties and all of New Kent County. Peace now sits on the prominent House Courts of Justice, Health Welfare and Institutions, and Science and Technology Committees.