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Friends of the Thomas Balch Library to Hold Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 12, 2020

Meeting program will include oral history interview on Loudoun’s First Vineyard, featuring Lew Parker.

Post Date:12/27/2019 9:54 AM
Leesburg, VA (December 27, 2019) – The Friends of the Thomas Balch Library will hold their 25th annual meeting on Sunday, January 12, 2020, in the downstairs meeting room of the library from 2 to 4 p.m. 

The meeting program will be “Oral History Series: Loudoun's First Vineyard-An Interview with Lew Parker.” 

Parker, owner and winemaker, has been making award-winning wines for over 25 years. He planted his first grapes in 1981 and founded Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, in 1983, which became the first winery in Loudoun County. 

Today, Willowcroft farms about 14 acres of 9,000 vines. The winery has won over 300 medals and awards including the Jefferson Cup, the double gold medal of the Eastern International, and gold medals from many California competitions. 

Following the program, members of the Friends of the Thomas Balch Library will elect the 2020 board of directors. The Thomas Balch Library is located at 208 West Market Street, Leesburg. 

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Assistant Public Information Officer
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