Spring Splash

Claytor Lake Spring Splash 2016-50

May 1, 2016 – The Friends of Claytor Lake brought the lake community together for another great Spring Splash event at Rockwood Manor in Dublin, VA. With over 200 attendees, this year’s Spring Splash was even more exciting. The event had great food provided by Draper Mercantile, terrific music by Marie Reid, Beverages from Virginia Eagle and great silent and live auctions donated from our supporters and auctioned off by Entrusted Auctions.

P. Buckley Moss was also in attendance with a new lake print she had commissioned for FOCL and donated proceeds from the sale of the print to The Friends of Claytor Lake.

The Friends of Claytor Lake appreciate all the supporters who donate throughout the year as well as those attending the Spring Splash. In 2016, FOCL is concentrating on projects like Shoreline Stabilization, Erosion & Siltation issues, Hydrilla control, Native Vegetation plantings, and this year we are proud to start breaking ground on a new abutment off Clark Road to allow our clean up crew to begin operations above Lowman’s Ferry Bridge. None of this would be possible without the lake community’s support.

Our Sponsors


American Electric Power
Pulaski County Board of Supervisors & Administration


Conrad Brothers Marina
First Bank & Trust
Draper Mercantile
Rockwood Manor
P. Buckley Moss
Mabry & Cox Realtors
The Southwest Times


Craig & Anne Chrisman
Duncan Automotive
Entrusted Auctions
Member One Federal Credit Union
Patrick Moore Law Offices
Price Williams Realty
The Pulaski County Patriot
Virginia Eagle Distributors
Virginia Shoreline
Wade’s Supermarket


Amy Hunter, DDS
B&B Fasteners
Ben Bondurant
Christian Travel Agency
Claytor Lake Water Sports
Clear Creek Water Works
Cole Chevrolet Cadillac Buick
Covey’s Campground
Darryl Gillespie, CPA
Food City
Giesen-Caldwell Agency, Inc.
Gilbert Auto Parts/NAPA
Gilbert Realty
Harvey Chevrolet Cadillac
Dr. Wallace Huff, DDS
Kroger’s – Radford
Little River Pool and Spa
Martin’s Pharmacy
New River Surgery Center
Norman’s Cabinets
Andy Owens – Edward D. Jones Radford
Power Zone Company
Pulaski County Libraries
RAS Properties, LLC
South Main Auto – Dave Reynolds
Stephenson Vestal
Stifel Nicholas – George A. “Abie” Williams, Jr.
Thyme to Grow – Green Houses
Union Bank

Silent & Live Auction Items Also Donated By:

Annie Armistead
Jeff Arnold Seaplane Rides
Larry and Patti Bandolin
Barter Theatre
Bishop Upholstery
Blackberry Mulch
Bodyworks Massage
The Bolling Wilson Hotel
Cedar Cove Market
Claytor Lake State Park
Clear Water Testing
Eric Collins
Contentment on the Cove B&B
DCR – Virginia State Parks
Dave Dobyns
Cecil and Pat Doyle
Draper Valley Golf Club
David Ferrell
Fitzpatrick Studio
Five Point Studios
Coach Bud Foster
Gaelic Creations
Gilbert Auto Parks/NAPA
Robert Allen Givens
Silvie Granatelli
Joe Guthrie
Hampton Inn – Dublin
Indian Creek Hardscape
Jack’s PWC Service
Jennelle Images
John and Betty Johnson
Janet Johnston
Keiper Galleries
Lake Country General Store
Lakewood Getaways – Jerry/Sherry Vaughn
Light Fantastic Stained Glass
MKs Gourmet Pizzeria
Michele and Company
Shirley Miller
Larry Moore
Mountain 2 Island Paddleboard
Kay Murphy Studios
New River Auto Care
New Rivers Sports Online
Northwest True Value Hardware
O’Reilly Auto Parts
David and Eileen Peake
Protective Insurance
Pulaski Bikes
Pulaski Country Club
Pulaski County Libraries
Pulaski Yankees
R & R Market
Rocas Mexican Grill
Rock House Marina
Room42 Band
Scarette’s Plaza Cinema
Schewels Furniture
Silpada Jewelry
Kevin Simmons
Sleep Inn – Dublin
Mike Spraker
STB Enterprises
Cheri and Bob Strenz
R. L. Thomas
Todd’s Jewelry
Tree House Designs
Robert Tuckwiller
Unique Salon
VA Tech Football
Wade’s Super Market
Walk About Outfitters
Wal-Mart – Dublin
Laura Walters
John Waugh
Dr. James Weston
Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre

For those who were unable to attend this year’s Spring Splash but are still interested in P. Buckley Moss’ new print of Claytor Lake. You can still order now for a limited and have a portion of the proceeds to be donated to FOCL.

Click Here to Order


May 3, 2015 was the day for FOCL’s 2nd Annual Spring Splash held at Rockwood Manor Bed & Breakfast in Dublin, VA. Close to 300 in attendance were treated to a spectacular event featuring live music from the group Room 4 2, amazing food by Draper Mercantile, Beverages from Virginia Eagle Distributors, Kroger’s of Radford, and Wade’s of Radford, and unbelievable silent and live auctions along with auction host Jarrod Hines from Entrusted Auctions in Fairlawn.

This event is becoming the premiere event of The Friends of Claytor Lake who work hard raising money to support our programs on Claytor Lake that include Boater Safety, Water Quality Testing, Shoreline Management, Hydrilla control, Native Vegetation planting, Fish Habitat creation, lake dredging preparations, and much more.

This spring splash was fortunate enough to headline artist P. Buckley Moss, who commissioned a special print for FOCL and Claytor Lake as well as serve as our guest speaker talking to everyone about her experience with Claytor Lake and The Friends of Claytor lake since joining the organization and becoming a lake resident.

Jarod Hines and Entrusted Auctions came in this year to get the crowd motivated about the line of silent and live auction items including a sea doo beach dock and pontoon boat.  Games such as “Lucky 7” and “Heads & Tails” to keep the action going throughout the evening.

Our Sponsors

American Electric Power
Pulaski County Board of Supervisors & Administration
Conrad Brother’s Marine & Service
First Bank & Trust Company
Draper Mercantile
Rockwood Manor
Anne & Craig Chrisman
Duncan Automotive
Entrusted Auctions
Mabry & Cox Realtors
Patrick Moore Law Offices
Price-Williams Realty
B&B Fasteners
Ben Bondurant
Christian Travel Agency
Claytor Lake Water Sports
Clear Creek Water Works
Cole Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac
Giesen-Caldwell Agency, Inc.
Gilbert Auto Parts / NAPA
Gilbert Realty
Darryl Gillespie, CPA
Dr. Wallace Huff, DDS
Kroger’s of Radford
Martin’s Pharmacy
Power Zone
RAS Properties, LLC
South Main Auto
Union Bank
Virginia Eagle Distributors
Virginia Shoreline
Wade’s Supermarket of Radford
The Southwest Times

Claytor Lake
Spring Splash 2014

The First Annual Spring Splash 2014 got underway on a perfect April day in Radford at Nesselrod on the New Bed & Breakfast.  The Friends of Claytor Lake treated over 130 supporters to a wonderful evening of fun. Attimo Winery treated everyone to wine tastings along with Virginia Eagle Distributing providing other beverages, and Sal’s Jr. in Fairlawn for some terrific italian food for supporters and their spouses.

Platinum Sponsors: Appalachian Power and Pulaski County Board of Supervisors

Silver Sponsors: Conrad Brother’s Marina & Nesselrod on the New Bed & Breakfast

Bronze Sponsors: First Bank and Trust Company, Norman’s Cabinetry, Giesen Caldwell Realty, and Price Williams Realty

Friends Sponsors: B&B Fasteners, Blame it on the Cupcake, Christian Travel Agency, Cole Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, Cook’s Clean Center, Darryl Gillespie CPA, Duncan Automotive, First Bank of Virginia, Dr. Wallace Huff, DDS, Krogers of Radford, Monroe Construction, New River Nissan, Power Zone, South Main Auto, Virginia Eagle Distributing, Virginia Shoreline.

Our special guest speaker was Bud Foster, Defensive Coordinator of the Virginia Tech Hokies and resident of Claytor Lake in the Little Wytheville area.

The evening also featured wonderful music by: Marie Reid & Ryan Chappell along with DJ sets by John Fox

Both silent and live auctions were held featuring great items donated to The Friends of Claytor Lake by local businesses in the New River Valley.

It was a great way to kick off the 2014 season on Claytor Lake and provided a wonderful fundraiser for The Friends of Claytor Lake and all the efforts put into our events, programs, and projects.