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December 28, 2018

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Year’s top political donors

Clockwise from left: Boom lifts at Sunbelt Rentals, Remington Drug Co. among 10 Fauquier pharmacies and state Sen. Jill Vogel (R-Upperville) makes campaign contributions totaling $17,500 in 2018.

The total state and local political campaign contributions that Fauquier County citizens, businesses and organizations have made this year, as of Friday morning.

State Sen. Jill Vogel’s organization tops the list with $17,500 in donations, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

Rounding out Fauquier’s top five donors: Ann M. Backer of The Plains, Landon V. Butler of Upperville, Chris Cochrane of Warrenton and John “Til” Hazel Jr. of Broad Run.


Retail pharmacies operate in Fauquier County:

• Warrenton — CVS, Giant, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Walgreens, Walmart and WeCare.

• Bealeton — Rite Aid.

• Remington — Remington Drug Co.

• Marshall — Mayson’s Pharmacy.

Fauquier Hospital also has an in-house pharmacy to serve patient needs.


When fully leased, the annual revenue generated by the 47 county-owned hangars at the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport near Midland.

The airport’s 41 T-hangars rent for $264 per month, according to Director Dave Darrah. They account for $129,888 in revenue per year.

The six, larger box hangars rent for $310 per month, producing $22,320 annually.


The number of boom lifts, also known as cherry pickers, available for lease at Sunbelt Rentals on Lee Highway near New Baltimore, according to store Manager Derek Black.

Lifts range from 40 feet to 120 feet at maximum extension, with daily rental fees of $330 and $1,125.

Sunbelt Rentals offers and array of equipment serving commercial, industrial, municipal and residential needs.

The New Baltimore store opened in 2002 as Theros Equipment Rentals. In 2015, Sunbelt Rentals of Fort Mill, S.C. — one of the largest equipment rental companies in North America — purchased the Virginia-based company, which also had outlets at Fredericksburg, Springfield and Sterling.


Amount that the Just Cause Jingle Jog 5-k and Fun Run raised on New Year’s Day in 2017.

Each registration fee goes directly to a participating non-profit of the runner’s choice.

Eleven nonprofits and 230 runners participated two years ago. The 2018 event got cancelled because single-digit temperatures, according to county parks and recreation Eastern Region Superintendent Jimmy Lyon.

Tuesday’s event will take place at the Vint Hill Community center. Forty-six runners and nine nonprofits had registered as of Dec. 26.
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