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Friends of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center Receives Donation from Layton’s Chance Winery & Vineyard


“Freedom” Wine Helps Support Education and Outreach

Vienna, Maryland – October 8, 2018 – Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery, based in Vienna, Md. brought good news in the form of an oversized check and a very real donation to the Friends of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. The check, made out for $2,115.00, represents proceeds from the sale of 423 bottles of the winery’s “Freedom” wine in the first half of 2018.

“Harriet Tubman’s legacy is defined by her commitment to freedom, faith and love of family, and we established the ‘Freedom’ wine to honor that,” said Layton’s Chance CEO Jennifer Layton. “We live and work in Dorchester County and we, and our customers, are passionately committed to this project.”

“Freedom” is a romantic and refreshing blend of Catawba and Chambourcin grapes, with a berry essence and a sweet finish, making it a favorite of visitors to the winery. Five dollars from the purchase of each bottle is donated to Friends of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center.

This is the second donation Layton’s Chance has made since introducing the wine in 2017, with the total donation exceeding $7,000 to date.

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center serves as a welcome center and history museum located on the grounds of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park in Church Creek, Md. Surrounded by the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, the park is jointly managed by the National Park Service and Maryland Park Service.

Friends of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center is an independent nonprofit partner. The organization’s mission is to raise awareness and appreciation of the park while providing education and interpretive resources to enhance visitor experiences.

To purchase “Freedom” wine, visit www.laytonschance.com or call 410-228-1205.

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