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Skydivers to visit Irvington Stomp

Although fun for all ages, the Irvington Stomp knows how to cater to kids.
In keeping with the theme of making the Irvington Stomp bigger and better this year, visitors to White Fences Vineyard will want to look to the sky this Saturday afternoon, September 5. A West Point Skydiving Adventures plane will take off from nearby Hummel Field in Topping and fly over Irvington, and then skydivers will jump from several thousand feet to the vineyard below.

“It should be pretty spectacular,” said Bill Westbrook, owner of White Fences. “We’re putting out a small target right in the middle of the Stomp and the skydiver who lands on the bulls-eye wins a case of Meteor wine.”

West Point Skydiving Adventures’ owner Jim Crouch said hitting a small target shouldn’t be a problem for experienced skydivers. “These folks have made hundreds of jumps and know their stuff. It should be quite a show for the Stomp though.”

In addition to skydiving, this year’s Irvington Stomp features Robbin Thompson in concert, dog agility demonstrations and hayrides, face painting and a petting zoo. And, of course, lots of Lucille Ball-type grape stomping. Food will be available.

The Irvington Stomp is Saturday, September 5, from 3 p.m. until dusk at White Fences Vineyard on Irvington Road in Irvington. Tickets at the gate are only $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-16. Kids under 6 are free. For more information, visit

posted 09.03.2009

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