Backbone Gets Ready To Bounce 24 Hours Straight – Benefitting Nelson Food Pantry

Photo By Tommy Stafford : ©2010 : (L to R) Siporah Winsheimer, Tara Beaghan, and Brian Coe of Devils Backbone Brewing get in a practice session this Friday (12.9.10) for the upcoming Bouncing For Hams benefit starting next Monday December 13th.

Roseland / Beech Grove
Nelson County, Virginia

Jumping on a trampoline in 20 degree weather is not how Siporah Winsheimer, a waitress and bartender at Devils Backbone Brewing, (DBBC) thought she’d be spending part of her day just a couple of weeks before Christmas! “It’s fun and it’s raising money for needy families in Nelson County. We’re giving them hams,” Siporah told us Friday morning during a practice session on the trampoline outside of DBBC.

Siporah jumps over Three Ridges as Tara looks on during their practice round Friday morning at Devils Backbone.

“We’re wanting to do something really special for the community for the holidays. We’re using this as an opportunity to raise some money for The Nelson County Pantry to hopefully donate 330 Christmas hams to needy families in the county,” Brian Coe, Assistant Manager at DBBC tells NCL.

Backbone founder and owner, Steve Crandall, thought it would be fun to bounce 24 hours around the clock on a trampoline to help pledge money and earn donations as a way to be able to offer this for Nelson County.”

Tara Beaghan of Staunton, breaks a ninja move during Friday's practice round gearing up for the real event starting next Monday evening at 6PM and running for 24 straight hours.

“I’m driving an hour to jump for 20 minutes, from Staunton,” Tara told us Friday morning. When we asked her how she would make it jumping in the 20 degree weather forecast for Monday night and Tuesday, she told us. “A good attitude, a good smile, maybe some pom poms!” Siporah on the other hand had a better idea. “I’m gonna have a sleeping bag on,” she laughs.

Brian tells us there are several ways people can help out during the 24 hour event:

“-Give us a call, you can simply send in a check for a donation or come in and donate some money here.

-Come out on December 14th and dine, 10% of our non-alcoholic revenue is going to be donated to the pantry.

-Or if you just want to come out and give us your time, just sign up for a slot to jump 20 minutes.”

Siporah after the practice round Friday!

The Bouncing For Hams Event goes from this Monday – December 13th at 6PM until December 14th at 6PM continuously around the clock through the night.For more info call Devils Backbone at: 434.361.1001

See you there!


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