- This event has passed.
Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company Scavenger Hunt
March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$25.00
The hunt is on!
Spring is in the air and the Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company’s (EVFC) Scavenger Hunt is the antidote to your cabin fever or winter blues.
“Everyone has had a rough year due to Covid-19. Now that spring is here, we want to give everyone a great excuse to get out and about, safely, in this beautiful area we call home,” says Joey Lawson, President of the EVFC. “It’s going to be a fun day out for the family, and we have some great prizes to win!”
The route will run through the EVFC’s 78 square mile first-due response area – one of the largest of Albemarle county’s fire stations – taking in the area’s picturesque hills, mountain roads, and a local business or two. Teams will follow the pre-planned route, find clues, and answer a set of questions; with all correct entries entering the drawing for the Grand Prize.
“The Scavenger Hunt will be socially distanced at each step of the journey. All clues will be posted outside at each venue so you will not need to go inside, although we strongly encourage you to go checkout these businesses if they are open,” says Lawson. “We will also stagger start times and send participants in alternate directions around the course, so that traffic flow is controlled and none of the stops get too crowded at one time.”
The EVFC has had very little fundraising activity over the past year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “In previous years, we have held children’s birthday parties at our station and rented our banquet hall nearly every weekend to raise funds.” says Lawson. These events were stopped at the beginning of the pandemic to help prevent community infection spread.
“Our volunteers donate their time, but our operational costs still need to be met. The Scavenger Hunt will help us accomplish this as well as contribute to the expense of our new fire engine. We are currently planning to renovate some of the older areas in our firehouse, parts of which date back to the 1980s. Our members deserve a clean, safe, modern facility to rest and train in so that they are ready to respond to all emergencies,” he says.
The EVFC Scavenger Hunt is from 1pm on March 27; advance tickets are $25. Start is at the Earlysville fire house at 283 Reas Ford Rd, Earlysville, VA 22936; for advance tickets go to https://www.earlysvillefire.org/single-post/evfc-scavenger-hunt-fundraiser