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A one-of-a-kind, “Through the Decades”-themed Road Rally fundraiser netted thousands of dollars for future NCCF grants. Zooming through the fall countryside in Nelson County, 20 teams of costumed scavenger hunters visited more than 20 local sites, from wineries, to flower farms, to an ice cream shop, and even to the pet adoption center. After completing a “challenge” (e.g., hula hooping) at each site, teams were rewarded with a clue to the next site, until they ended up at a celebratory party at the finish line—whew!

“The Road Rally was a tremendous success on multiple levels,” said Ken Heise, president, NCCF. Not only did the event raise NCCF’s visibility in the community, but it also showed what local businesses, nonprofits, and Nelson County residents can accomplish when they work together.

All funds raised from the Road Rally will be used for NCCF grants supporting a wide range of local nonprofits that help food-insecure families, victims of sexual assault and substance abuse, low-income persons seeking affordable housing or home repairs, educational opportunities, legal services, and other causes.

For details on the Road Rally, including participating teams, businesses, and sponsors, see NCCF’s fall 2022 newsletter, Engage!