Annual Road Rally in Support of the Opera House (formerly known as The Ladies’ Rally)
The first Vermont Magical Discovery Tour (following 20 years known as the Ladies’ Rally) was held on the most beautiful early fall day – Saturday, September 21, 2019. Twenty vehicles completed a ~150 mile route on back roads, up and down mountains, through woods bright with colorful foliage. The tour stopped to enjoy an outdoor lunch at the Mountain Top Inn and Resort overlooking the Chittenden Reservoir and continued on to Plymouth to visit and “discover” the Calvin Coolidge birthplace and historic site. The day ended at the Eat on the Green food and music festival back in Vergennes. A “magical” time was had by all and over $4,550 was raised to help with the purchase and installation of a new boiler at the Opera House as we convert to energy and cost efficient natural gas. Thank you to all who participated, supported and sponsored this iconic Vergennes Opera House event! To view photo album of our send off event, visit this page: 2019 Vermont Magical Discovery Tour
Vehicle support provided by RPM:Restoration and Performance Motorcars
For more information and to reserve your place for our next tour, send us an email email@example.com or call 802-877-6737.
P.S. A portion of the registration fee is considered by the IRS to be tax deductible.
A Little 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 $190,000 for the organization that restored and now maintains and operates the historic Vergennes Opera House.