Fun Land of Fredericksburg's general manager grinned and said something "doesn't seem right" just before ground was broken Thursday for Virginia's first multi-level go-kart track.
Clint Novak, who'd christened Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw "the queen of Fun Land" at an event last year, then switched her bright red hard hat with one crowned by a tiara. Afterward, he joined her, managing partner Chuck Peitz and two others to use gold-colored shovels to dig into a spot where the Central Park shopping center amusement park's go-kart track has been.
"I'll be the queen of Fun Land every day for you!" the mayor said before telling the invited guests that it was an honor to be invited on behalf of the city. "You guys have invested in our community. You've made it a better place to be, a better place for families to be. You are a destination and you make us a destination and we appreciate that. We really do."