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Local Vineyard Donates to Hill Country First Responders

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Texas Hill Country firefighters and first responders work tirelessly to keep our communities safe and healthy. Many of them are volunteers, with a mission to support their home communities often with limited resources. The Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department is one such example. Due to an increase in commercial development in their part of Central Texas, they’ve seen an increase in calls to approximately 300 per year. With an uptick in activity comes an amplified strain on the department and its crew, which sees the majority of its annual budget come from private donations. Signor Vineyards, a local vineyard in the Texas Hill Country, recognizing that demand on both the human and financial resources of the department and its men and women, coordinated a fundraising hotdog cookout at their property, and they donated a check to the Stonewall VFD for $836.98.

Local Vineyard Donates to Hill Country First Responders

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Signor Vineyards is a boutique family vineyard featuring world-class charcuterie and wine. It’s situated nicely on Livesay Lane, in Fredericksburg, in the Texas Hill Country, just off the famed Wine Road 290. With beautiful French country gardens and farmhouse shopping at Joanna’s Market, its picturesque grounds have hosted some amazing wine tastings, but this most recent event was close to the heart for its staff. “We at the Signor family are happy to support the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department for all the selfless work they do to keep our Hill Country beautiful and safe,” said Will Coker, Signor Vineyards Manager. This local vineyard believes in giving back to those who put their lives on the line for the Hill Country.

Local Vineyard Donates to Hill Country First Responders

Photo: Instagram/katiesleemangan

The mission of the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders is to protect lives and property in the Stonewall community and the surrounding rural area as well as wherever they may be called to duty.Fire Chief Greg Simms said that their department relies on folks, businesses, and local vineyards just like Signor Vineyards to keep them operating. Signor Vineyards presented the check for $836.98 to the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department in support of their rescue and prevention efforts in the Hill Country community. They have expressed a passion to continue to partner with the Stonewall VFD and encourage other area businesses to consider contributing to them as well. If you would like to make a personal donation to the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders, please send checks to 14854 E. U.S. 290, P.O. Box 224, Stonewall, Texas, 78671. You may also donate online directly at squareup.com/store/SVFD. For more information on the department, its needs, and all that it accomplishes for its community, email them at [email protected] or call (830) 644-5571.