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Skyline Fountain In Stoney Creek Nears Reality

Photos By Tommy Stafford : Dustin Kennedy, from Virginia Lake Management Company, fights 40+ MPH winds to install the new Skyline Fountain at Stoney Creek in Nellysford, Virginia [1]

Photos By Tommy Stafford : Dustin Kennedy, from Virginia Lake Management Company, fights 40+ MPH winds to install the new Skyline Fountain at Stoney Creek in Nellysford, Virginia

David Hall of Nellysford, Virginia was smiling ear to ear Tuesday afternoon as the finishing touches were put on the Skyline Fountain being installed in the first pond as you enter Stoney Creek Golf Course at Wintergreen Resort. [2] The fountain, to be officially unveiled, on November 12th, has been a personal endeavor of David’s over the past several months. A fitting marker as people enter Nellysford, and Stoney Creek. “A lot of golfers will be shooting over the pond. Plus, the metal plaques which cite those who gave donations for the Skyline Fountain will be attached to a marker that day,” said David. He has been the fund raising coordinator securing funds for the fountain. Dustin Kennedy, from Virginia Lake Management Company [3] did the actual fountain installation after resort employees did all of the site and prep work a few days ago.

Two separate spools of electric cable had to be unrolled out to the waiting fountain that attach the pump and lights to electric power. [4]

Two separate spools of electric cable had to be unrolled out to the waiting fountain that attach the pump and lights to electric power.

Cable is pulled to a nearby panel to provide electric power. [5]

Cable is pulled to a nearby panel to provide electric power.

To get the fountain platform out in the pond it had to be pushed in front of a small boat fighting 40 mile per hour winds. [6]

To get the fountain platform out in the pond it had to be pushed in front of a small boat fighting 40 mile per hour winds.

After the fountain is anchored in place, it is flipped over with the pump facing down. [7]

After the fountain is anchored in place, it is flipped over with the pump facing down.

Cable is unwound in the pond then rowed back to the electrical panel. [8]

Cable is unwound in the pond then rowed back to the electrical panel.

David Hall, right, watches as the final connections are made and the fountain is turned on. [9]

David Hall, right, watches as the final connections are made and the fountain is turned on.

The christening celebration of The Skyline Fountain is Wednesday November 12th 2008 from 11 AM to 1PM. It’s the first pond on the right as you enter Stoney Creek in Nellysford, Virginia.