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January 5, 2018

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Bottles of beer produced

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Old Bust Head Brewing at Vint Hill produced its two-millionth bottle Tuesday.
2 million

Bottles of beer produced at Old Bust Head Brewing Co. at Vint Hill since it opened in August 2014.

The brewery hit the 2-million-bottle milestone on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Old Bust Head also produces kegs of beer.


Revenue the Friends of the Fauquier Library’s temporary Book Cellar location at 80 Main St. in Warrenton produced.

The store operated 28 days, from Oct. 12 to Dec. 23, in the former Piccadilly Ltd. space.

The total represents a 72.6-percent increase over the previous year’s $7,614 for the same period. The book store generated that amount over 28 days at its permanent site in the John Barton Payne Community Hall.

The Friends of the Public Library last year spent $73,115 on reading programs, furniture, continuing education for staff, collection materials and a concept design for a new Warrenton library.

The Book Cellar will reopen Jan. 12 at the community hall.


Estimated number of people who attended Warrenton First Night on Dec. 31 in Old Town, according to Lily Dunning Widman, executive director of Bluemont Concert Series, which produced the event.

Nearly twice as many people — about 1,500 — attended the 2016 New Year’s Eve celebration, according to Ms. Widman.

“The cold weather kept many folks away, but it was a successful event overall,” she said in an email.

Beginning at 7 p.m., the five-hour family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration featured 27 groups that provided 50 indoor performances at 15 sites.

Performers included the Blue Sky Puppet Theater, Blue Ridge Barbershoppers, Bingo the Clown, Kinda Celtic, Allegro Community School of the Arts and others. Hayrides got cancelled because of cold weather.


Donations collected in Fauquier County through the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign from Nov. 16 to Dec. 23.

People gave more generously closer to Christmas, with the most money in one day — $3,512 — collected on Thursday, Dec. 21. The charity had eight kettles outside stores around the county.

In 2016, the organization raised a total of $54,372 through the Red Kettle campaign. The funds support the organization’s charitable work year-round. Last year donations helped 1,932 individuals. 


Fauquier County students in grades 10 through 12 attend Mountain Vista Governor’s School in Warrenton.

Housed at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton and Middletown, Mountain Vista offers gifted students challenging courses and the opportunity to earn college credit. 

The program has a total of 205 enrolled students from seven school systems.
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