John Faulconer, who is an old friend
from the Polled Hereford cattle industry, just happened
to be visiting Bundoran as we were restoring the commercial
hardware delivery van. Johnny, his wife Dana, and
their children own Faulconer Hardware in Orange, VA.
John's a smart man, and it took only a brief moment
of thought before he hired the Bundoran Belgians to
promote his hardware store in his small town parade.
Guess who won first prize? The Faulconer family!
The image above shows Don Hurtekant
of Gentle Giants Farm driving a Lazy K Farms team,
which Ray Kisamore was kind enough to bring over at
the end of a school session. The students and teachers
all played together the next day and the Charlottesville
Youth Orchestra played Mozart under a tent in our
practice field. They were raising money for a trip
to Vienna, and the
Virginia Draft Horse & Mule Association members
showed up with thirty two horses in harness! The public
came and we raised over $5,000. What a great team
John Faulconer, Jr., who manages the
store with his sister Conway, notes: "After the first
parade appearance of the horses and delivery wagon,
we really were very positively surprised by our customers'
reactions. Many came to our hardware store over the
weeks following our first parade to say how much they
had enjoyed the Faulconer Hardware delivery wagon.
One year we could not enter the Orange parade and
customers came in to say they missed it."
Ask John how we help promote Faulconer