Gloucester City: Johnson Blvd. Hoops Sunday, June 29,2008
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Attention Gloucester City Residents: Blue Ridge Mt. Vacation Offer for your child


My name is Walter Sturmfels I was raised in Gloucester City and some of my family is still living there.

One of my fondest memories as a child in Gloucester City was the Atco Lake day. It cost nothing; you were given free soda and a hoagie along with the bus ride. I will never forget the great times we had boarding the buses at the old Dixie bar on Burlington Street. Moonie Ridge paid for the entire trip.


I now own a small farm in Virginia and would like to Mountains_1 invite one child for one week to come and stay with my family. We live next to the Blue Ridge Mountains.(photo)

We raise cows, have a pool in the yard, pool table and pinball in the rec room (full size) and enjoy Smith Mountain Lake and fishing. 

I think it would be great for any child growing up in Gloucester City to see the other side of life, out in the country. When I was young we rode horses on Browning Road & Bell Road in Bellmawr for 25 cents...........the times have changed.

We would accept a child from ages 8 to 14, boy or girl. We would require no smoking, drugs etc. Transportation would have to be worked out and the parents would be part of the transportation. 

We would prefer someone who is in need or comes from a large family. This would be a once in a lifetime week in Virginia. 

We are planning on doing this in the month of July. You can contact us by phone 434-845-3261 or email

We look forward to doing this every year. And in some small way helping a child from Gloucester City have a once in a lifetime stay on our farm.


Walter & Yvonne Sturmfels

171 Kentmoor Farm Road

Madison Heights, VA. 24572

NOTE FROM BILL: Walter’s brother is Mike Dunkirk former Gloucester City councilman who now resides in Virginia 15 minutes from his brother’s farm. The offer is for Gloucester City kids only.

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