The Oneonta Rotary Club has borrowed a clever fundraising idea that will keep people engaged in a fun activity this Sunday as Rotary holds their first Road Rally Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser on Sunday, October 18th from 1-4:30 pm, rain or shine.

Teams or individuals can participate in this road tripping event by filling up their vehicle's gas tank and gathering at 1:00 p.m. this Sunday to embark on the scavenger hunt from the Quality Inn, 5206 NY 23, Oneonta. From there participants follow clues, answer riddles, and stop to take pictures while driving along approximately 30 miles of country roads in beautiful Otsego County.

Cars must cross the finish line at the Quality Inn by 4:30 p.m. that day to be eligible for prizes. Teams will be judged on a combination of time, mileage, number of clues correctly answered and group photos. All teams are eligible for the Random Draw prize. Teams that dress in costume and/or decorate their cars are eligible to win a Spirit Award. Winners will be announced at the club meeting on October 22 and will be notified by phone.

Prize winners receive a gas card or other automotive-themed gift certificate or item and the Oneonta Rotary Club will donate a mini-grant in your honor, to the local community organization of your choice, selected from the following: Catholic Charities Caring Connections, Family Services Association, Opportunities for Otsego Violence Intervention Program, St. James Feeding Ministries which includes the Lord’s Table and the Loaves and Fishes Pantry, St. Mary’s Church Food Pantry, The Salvation Army Food Bank and Saturday’s Bread. Mini-grants range from $50 to $500.

Cost for the Road Rally is $25 for 18 years of age and older; $10 for 12-17; and free for under 12. Each team must consist of at least two adults. Participants will also have the option of purchasing a take home dinner from the Quality Inn which will donate 50% of sales to the Oneonta Rotary Club.

Proceeds from the event benefit the work of the Oneonta Rotary Club. Please note that to make sure that everyone has an enjoyable and safe experience, all participants must wear a mask and practice appropriate social distancing when out of their vehicles.

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