Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ From left Ida Wright, Linda Acton, and Karen McCoy all of Seymour enjoy music by A Public Option at the 2012 Seymour Fall Festival. The festival offered live music, and adult beverages, with proceeds going to benefit Girls Inc. of Jackson County.
Chateau de Pique has hosted several wine festivals featuring plenty of music, fun and wine to benefit sales over the years.
This past weekend, however, the winery decided to serve as the site for the first Seymour Fall Festival and help out a local youth organization in need at the same time.
Jordan Hackman, event coordinator for the winery, said the winery hadn’t yet made plans for a wine festival when they were approached by Seymour Police Officer Jerry Polly, who had been looking for a location for a fundraiser to benefit Girls Inc.
Hackman said the winery decided to coordinate with Polly for the new festival to help a good cause.
“It’s important for the public to know the winery is doing things to support the community,” Hackman said.
The festival was not an official fundraiser for Girls Inc., director Brenda Tracey said, although she is happy to see people like Polly step up and assist the agency with its mission.
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