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Walking on the Beach

Calendar Contest Winners Are Honored

05-Jan-2012

(Left to Right)(First Row): Jay Coleman - May; Claire Powell – Honorable Mention; David Gwaltney – April & December;
Kylie Bransford – Bank of Lancaster‘s Vice President & Marketing Officer; Tammy Moore – January, July & Honorable Mention;
Richard Davis – Cover & February; and Shannon Dawson – August.
(Second Row): Gail Butler – Honorable Mention; Joy Gwaltney – March; Kristi Smith – September; Frank Burke – President & CEO of Bay Trust Company; Laura Dent – June; Randy Greene, President & CEO of Bank of Lancaster; Ethel Doggett – Honorable Mentions and
Gretchen Smither – October.
(Not Pictured – Tom Assenmacher - November; Peter Fahrney, M.D., Barbara Motter and Linda Weaver – Honorable Mentions).

Bank of Lancaster was very pleased and honored to host a special reception for the winners of the 2012 Bank of Lancaster Calendar. Bank of Lancaster’s President and CEO Randy Greene and Bay Trust’s President and CEO Frank Burke welcomed everyone and extended a warm thank you to all who participated in the Bank’s fifth annual photo calendar contest. They also congratulated the photographers, all of whom are amateurs, on their magnificent photos, noting that their photos were selected from over 220 entries.

Kylie Bransford, Vice President and Marketing Officer for the Bank, supervised the calendar project; and she also thanked the winning photographers and the judges for participating in the contest and making the calendar what it is – a true reflection of the beauty of our area. She asked each of the winners to provide a brief description of their photo and what inspired them to take the photo.

The cover photo was done by grand prize winner Richard Davis of Heathsville. The photo of the hummingbird in flight was taken at his home.

January’s photo is from Tammy Moore of Sandston. She captured a photo at sunset of a waves splashing against a rock jetty on the Rappahannock River.

February’s photo is from Richard Davis of Heathsville. The photo captured a groundhog peeking out of its burrow in Pleasant Point.

March’s photo is from Joy Gwaltney of White Stone. She photographed the beauty of a blue dogwood in the dusk of a cool spring evening in Heathsville.

April’s photo is from David Gwaltney of White Stone. He captured a bluebird resting after it had been searching and gathering items to build its nest.

May’s photo is from Jay Coleman of White Stone. He photographed a view of the Rappahannock River Bridge near Taft’s Beach in White Stone.

June’s photo is from Laura Dent of Callao. On an early morning boat trip, she noticed how the clouds pointed towards the Stack in Reedville.

July’s photo is from Tammy Moore of Sandston. She was able to capture the fireworks from Grey’s Point Campground on the Rappahannock River.

August’s photo is from Shannon Dawson of White Stone. She photographed a beautiful sunflower with the special added touch of a bumblebee at River Birch.

September’s photo is from Kristi Smith of Warsaw. Her photo is a heron enjoying a beautiful sunset on Morattico Creek in Richmond County.

October’s photo is from Gretchen Smither of Lancaster. She captured the sun reflecting off her dad’s wheat field and thought of Robert Frost’s poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay.”

November’s photo is from Tom Assenmacher of Kinsale. He captured the “true essence” of the peaceful village of Reedville just after sunrise from his sailboat.

December’s photo is from David Gwaltney of White Stone. He captured a heron hunkered down on the banks of Dymer Creek in a winter wonderland scene.

There were also eight Honorable Mentions. They were: Claire Powell of Essex photographed an early snow fall in a spring setting on a local pond; Peter Fahrney, M.D. of Colonial Beach photographed watermen tending to their pots on Rosier Cree; Ethel Doggett of Richmond captured a beautiful autumn day at Westmoreland State Park; Gail Butler of Deltaville captured four osprey perched on a platform on the Rappahannock River; Ethel Doggett of Richmond wanted to capture the snow at Christmas while visiting relatives in Mollusk; Tammy Moore of Sandston photographed a blue heron with a puffer fish along the banks of the Rappahannock River; Barbara Motter of Rohrersville, MD photographed a beautiful dragonfly and the fine details of these fairy-like creatures; Linda Weaver of Colonial Beach caught a lovely mallard extending an awesome stretch along the river at White Point.

“The beauty of the photos have made the calendar what it is and I want to thank each one of you for participating,” stated Bransford. The winners were the first to receive printed copies of the 2012 Bank of Lancaster Calendar. Bransford also reminded them to keep their cameras handy to get ready for the sixth annual photo contest for the 2013 calendar.

2012 Calendars are available at all Bank of Lancaster offices.



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