The event was scheduled to be outside. The forecast predicted a high temperature of 40 degrees. Our agency had one table, and a lot of odds and ends that would take flight if the wind even thought of whistling. I packed some paperweights, and pondered props to keep the whole assembly from kiting off into the Spring weather. The skies only drizzled halfheartedly, but maintained the gray curtain overhead as a threat.
Upon arrival to the Culpeper Baptist church, the event coordinators announced that they had wisely decided to set up inside! Every vendor released the wrinkle our brows held that had been devoted to the knowledge that we would be standing outside for 4 hours in 40 degrees.
Despite the grey day, the event was a success! Community members came at a steady pace and participated in the trivia raffle. The rules were simple; answer a trivia question about transportation in our community, fill out the contact information on the back, and put it into a bag that corresponded with the prize you would like to win. The prizes were all locally chosen. We were able to purchase some of the prizes but some were generously donated like the local honey and Australian honey from La Bee da Loca, and the "Homemade Ice Cream" sign from Scoop, the new ice cream shop on East Davis Street. Our theme was "Going Local," and what better way to get people excited about transportation in Culpeper than to provide free prizes to local stores and events! See slideshow below to view all of the prizes!