Ben Venue quite the venue

Ben Venue Farm provided scenic space and then some for a spectacular 12th Annual Rappahannock County Fourth of July, organized once again by Sperryville Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

Thousands of locals and visitors alike flocked to the daylong festival, and by the rockets red glare at dusk the thermometer had cooled down to where it was downright comfortable. Luke Christopher | Rappahannock News
Getting into the patriotic spirit are, from left, Cooper Guiffre of Huntly, Josh Bennett of Castleton, Austin Trollinger of Amissville, and Dalton Hitt of Castleton. By John McCaslin
Ann and Andy Karp of Fairfax County enjoy a game of Scrabble just prior to the dazzling fireworks display. By John McCaslin
Sperryville’s Emily Johnson, meanwhile, proudly flashes the nation’s colors on her forehead. By John McCasl
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