The Vergennes Opera House Ladies' Rally
Annual Road Rally in Support of the Opera House
Greetings Ladies' Rally Fans!2011 Tour Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011
This year promises to be lots of fun as we tour the Mad River Valley area for the biggest annual fundraising event for the Vergennes Opera House. The route will include breathtaking foliage, stops at stores & galleries, fun detours, and a closing reception at RPM Restoration & Performance Motorcars.
Don't let the name hold you back-- men as well as women drivers are welcome! So are any make, model and year of car or motorcycle. The registration fee for cars is $250 for a driver & navigator, $50 for each additional passenger. Motorcycles are $250 for a bike with 2 riders, $125 for one rider.
Register today!: Join the Rally by completing the Registration Form and returning it to the Opera House at PO Box 88, Vergennes, VT 05491. Deadline for registration is September 22nd. Registrations after that date are welcome, but may not be guaranteed lunch. For more information, or to register, contact Beverly Biello at 802-475-2103 or the Opera House at 802-877-6737; email@example.com.
P.S. A portion of the registration fee is considered by the IRS to be tax deductible.
A Little Ladies' Rally History
Started in 1998 by a group of woman serving on the Opera House Board of Directors who also happened to own classic cars, the Ladies' Rally was originally conceived as a timed road rally with all female drivers (men could accompany as navigators but the ladies were at the wheel). Each year a new route is selected and a day of fun on the open road is planned.The Rally is the largest and most successful one-day fund-raising event to benefit the Friends of the Vergennes Opera House.
Over the years interest and participation has always been strong and today the Ladies' Rally has expanded to include newer cars, motorcycles and even male drivers! Anyone interested in having fun, visiting some of the hidden corners and scenic byways in our region and raising money for a good cause are invited to register.
To date the Road Rally has raised over $175,000 for the organization that restored and now maintains and operates the historic Vergennes Opera House.