The 2013 Deep Creek Dunk Review. The 2013 Deep Creek Dunk was a HUGE SUCCESS raising $140,706 for the Special Olympics! Warmish temps were on tap for the 2013 Deep Creek Dunk as dunkers still had frigid waters to conquer. The costumes were a little more scarce then in recent years, but there were plenty of people dressed up to put smiles on the spectators faces. The crowd was overflowing as usual with a huge presence of out-of-towners and some local folks. As always, the vibe was positive and the people were happy. I set up right where the people entering and exiting the water and got some great shots of the excitement. All in all a fantastic experience that I anticipate ever year! Don’t miss it next year!!!
Sale of Wisp Resort. You may know that some of the assets of DC Development, LLC have been sold during their Chapter 11 bankruptcy. EPT Ski Properties, under the management of Everbright Pacific LLC, now owns the operational lands and facilities of Wisp Resort, including the Hale Irwin-designed Lodestone Golf Course. The Greenbrier section of the Lodestone subdivision and hundreds of additional acres around the Lodestone golf course were purchased by NLP of MD (National Land Partners). Later this spring, additional lands will be offered in a sale process with acreage tracts ranging from 48 acres – 257 acres as well as an array of “ready to build” homesites. All of the properties are in close proximity to Wisp Resort and/or the Lodestone Golf Course. To obtain a listing of those properties when it becomes available, please contact Betsy Holcomb @ Betsy@deepcreekvacations.com or call 301-616-5022.
DEEP CREEK DUNK 2013! Some of you may be relaxing this weekend with a warm cup of joe and dunking a donut or two, but at DeepCreekLake the only dunking going on will entail a few thousand people watching a few warm hearted fund raisers plummeting in the depths of the icy lake. Ice cold purple bodies will risk all at the Deep Creek Dunk to raise money for the Special Olympics. “Lucky” for the dunkers that the air temps will be in lower 40’s but believe me when I tell you the lake temps are going to be slushy bitter cold. The chainsaws have been working this week to cut out the thick ice to create the perfect dunk zone.
Costumed dunkers consume the atmosphere trying to win the coveted costume contest. Believe me when I tell you that the creativity witnessed in some dunkers is far worth the price of admission to this super event (oh that’s right, there is no admission). Kiss, Michael Jackson, Nemo, Hank Jr, Gnomes, Clowns, and famous athletes have all made appearances at the evenT.
Uno’s and The Honi Bar will be serving up plenty of coffee and hot chocolate or your favorite drink of choice to keep you warm as a dunker or spectator. Of course, there will be plenty of food to keep you satisfied for the afternoon.
Goosebumps & Grapes, a wine tasting event & bonfire, kick-off the festivities on Friday 2/22/13 night from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at The Honi Honi Bar.
The Deep Creek Dunk’s official start time will be at 2:00pm on Saturday 2/23/2013 but people start the party mid-morning and carry on until late afternoon.
Betsy Spiker Holcomb supports Dancing Classrooms of the Alleghenies. The Spiker Team of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. recently presented a $2,500 donation to Jennifer Christophel, executive director of Dancing Classrooms of the Alleghenies. Dancing Classrooms is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts in education program for fifith and eighth grade children that utilizes the art of ballroom dancing to achieve positive effects in the lives of children and those in support of them. The 10-week, 20-session development program applies a curriculum-based teaching approach of the vocabulary of various contemporary social dances in a classroom setting in school to help students achieve social awareness, teamwork, active arts making, self-awareness, confidence, creativity, cooperation, and increased self-esteem. Left to right are Kathy Eiswert, DCA board president; Spiker Team members Kathy Johnson, Karen Myers, and Betsy Spiker Holcomb; Christophel; and team member Bob Holcomb.