Bistro to Open on Day Off to Support Family with Fundraiser

A Berryville eatery is rallying support for a local family that is coping with the tragic loss of two children. The two boys, Braydon and Landon, were the sons of husband and wife James C. Jenkins and Shannon Berg. The children lost their lives in a house fire that occurred on Summit Ave in Winchester on the morning of  August 23. James Jenkins suffered severe burns to his hands in his effort to rescue the children, but was unable to save them from the terrible fire.

Locals are banding together to help the family because James (Jamie) has deep ties to Clarke County. He was raised in Berryville and went to Clarke County schools where he also participated in local agricultural organizations. Hope Cather who operates the Valley Bistro said, “Our staff and owners were blessed to watch Jamie grow up here in Clarke County and we would like to show him how much we still care.”

So, in an effort to help Jamie and his wife, The Valley Bistro is holding a fundraiser Tuesday to support the family. “God took two beautiful little boys and we would like to help their parents in their time of need.”

The Bistro is typically closed on Tuesdays, but this week they will open their doors from 5:00 PM till 9:30 PM to offer Homemade Spaghetti & Meatball Dinners with salad and bread for $12.50, eat-in or carryout.

“The staff will be volunteering their time and the Bistro is donating the food so all of the funds raised will go directly to the family.” Hope said.

Valley Bisro is located at 24 West Main Street Berryville, VA. Call 540-955-1538 for more information or to place your order.


  1. Sargewillis says:

    Great idea, shows true community support, I’ll be there!

  2. Now here’s a Fundraiser you can sink your teeth into. Thanks Valley Bistro for thinking about a family in need.

  3. Blossom Butt says:

    A wonderful young man from a wonderful family, that I had the privilege of living next door to for many years. I am so happy the Valley Bistro is holding this benefit and will definitely be there to get my share and help with this worthwhile cause.

  4. Valley Bistro says:

    Thanks so so much to everyone for coming out to support Jamie and Shannon tonight. And, thanks so much to Tyler, Wyatt, Ethan, Miranda, Brianna, and Becky for coming in on their day off to volunteer their time. We raised $1054.00 for the Jenkins/ Heath Benefit Fund.