Bluemont Businesses Celebrate First Responders

Bluemont Vineyard and Great Country Farms will thank and honor first responders with complimentary family admission to GCF and fundraising this weekend at Bluemont Vineyard.

The special event runs Sept. 8-11.

Bluemont Vineyard will be hold a raffle for a Flags of Valor Thin Blue Line or Thin Red Line flag display. Proceeds from the raffle and a percentage of bottle sales will be donated to the Loudoun First Responders Foundation. The foundation supports active first responders in Loudoun County in need of financial support.

At GCF’s Apple Gala & Fresh Cider Fest, families can take a wagon ride to pick apples, enjoy cider pressing demos and fresh cider, challenge the Virginia is for Lovers Corn Maze, and romp in the farm’s 5-acre play area featuring the one-of-a-kind Farm Ninja Obstacle Course, Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillow and quaint putt-putt golf. The Roosteraunt Concession will be open each day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring flatbread pizzas, hot dogs, barbecue and fresh seasonal salads.

“As the 16th anniversary of September 11th approaches, we want to take a moment to pause, remember and thank all the First Responders who make us feel safe and protected in our homes and communities,” organizer Kate Zurschmeide stated. “By offering complimentary admission to first responders and their families September 8-11, we hope they will share some time together connecting and having fun on the farm.”

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