In spite of threatening weather, 3,500 people turned out for the Horse and Hound Wine Festival, held Saturday. Two animal-related organizations, new to the festival, had booths this year.
One came all the way from San Angelo, Texas. Mark and Amy Meyers, who founded Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, brought Leo and Halo to draw people to their booth. Their organization rescues abused, neglected and abandoned donkeys and finds homes for them. They have volunteer ranches, that partner with them, all over the country; two are in Virginia.