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April 10, 2018

Bealeton quarry supports Fauquier Family Shelter

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Danielle Ellis and Renee Barret from Fauquier Family Shelter accept a check from Bealeton Luck Stone manager Richard Luck in March.
Bealeton’s Luck Stone quarry has helped a local nonprofit through a creative lease agreement and partnership with Shady Grove Kennel, Hunting Preserve and Sporting Clays.

Two years ago, Shady Grove needed to find a new home after almost 24 years of leasing land from Dominion Energy.

Shady Grove owner Neil Selby approached Luck Stone about leasing some property near the Bealeton quarry.

Luck Stone associates saw an opportunity to provide Shady Grove with land that wouldn’t be used for quarrying operations as well as to support a local nonprofit with the rental funds from a discounted lease agreement.

The first nonprofit selected to benefit from this innovative initiative was Fauquier Family Shelter Services, which helps alleviate homelessness in the county.

“We took a tour of their facility and learned more about their services,” said Richard Luck, Bealeton Plant Manager. “Then we invited them to share their mission with our team of associates at the Bealeton plant in March 2018. At the conclusion of the meeting, we presented them with a check for $6,000, representing two years of the lease’s rental funds.”

“We were totally shocked and completely overjoyed,” said Danielle Ellis, executive director of Fauquier Family Shelter Services.

The funds will be used for maintenance of the organization’s shelter facilities, supplies to establish a community garden and to purchase new playground equipment.

“We are excited to build a relationship with Luck Stone and we look forward to sharing reports of how the money is being put to good use,” Ms. Ellis said.

Leslie Carter, manager of the sporting clays division of Shady Grove’s business, believes that the leasing agreement with Luck Stone is a win-win-win for everyone in the area.

“We were able to stay in the county thanks to this partnership with Luck Stone and it’s great that nonprofits in Fauquier County also will benefit,” she said. “Community involvement is so important to both of our companies.”

“We want our operations to benefit others in the community for years to come,” Mr. Luck said.

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