It’s been nearly two months since a massive fire at Blue Spring Farm destroyed the livelihood of Ingrid Knippelmeyer in a matter of hours. But within hours of first responders arriving on the scene, the community rallied to support the Knippelmeyer family. They continue to help.
Members of the horse riding community – and many others – are hosting a fundraiser from 5-10 p.m. Friday at Sussex Bowl, N64W24576 Main St., Sussex, to help rebuild Blue Spring Farm. The fundraiser includes a silent auction, fun for the family, bowling, food, and a cash bar. All proceeds will benefit Blue Spring Farm.
Tickets are $10 a person, or $25 for a family in advance. At the door, prices are $15 per person and $30 for a family. To purchase advance tickets, contact organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fire started at roughly 3:40 p.m. Dec. 4, and the barn at Blue Spring Farm was fully engulfed by the time first responders arrived on the scene. Everyone – including the horses - made it out of the buildings safely. However, the buildings were a complete loss. It took firefighters from 17 area departments nearly 10 hours to extinguish the blaze.
You can follow the ongoing relief efforts on the Help Blue Spring Farm Facebook page.