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Sponsors sought for Bicentennial Road Rally

updated: 8/29/2018 2:00 PM

The Randolph County Tourism Board and the Community Foundation of Randolph County are seeking sponsorships for the Randolph County Bicentennial Road Rally on Sept. 29.

Participants will begin at Fort de Chartres between 9--11 a.m. and throughout the day will be visiting the historic sites in Randolph County, including Creole House, Pierre Menard Home, Liberty Bell of the West Shrine and Church, Popeye Statue, Governor Shadrach Bond Memorial, St. Patrick's Church, Red Bud Area Museum, Misselhorn Art Gallery, Coulterville History Museum, Charter Oak School, Steeleville Park Veteran's Memorial and Covered Bridge over Little Mary's River. Participants will return to The Red Bud Winery by 4 p.m., where prizes will be awarded until 7 p.m.

Sponsorship levels are $50 Silver, which include a yard sign at one of the sites; $100 Gold, which includes a yard sign and name on the Souvenir Card; and $250 Platinum, which includes a yard sign, name on Souvenir Card, and name on the back of the T-shirts.

The organizations are also seeking attendance prizes. All gifts and sponsorships will be acknowledged by signs and on social media. And as a free service for Randolph County restaurateurs, the organization is seeking discount coupon for food/drink for rally participants on Sept. 29. This discount would be redeemable only during the road rally.

Proceeds from the rally will benefit the Community Projects Fund of the Community Foundation of Randolph County. The fund will provide matching grants for future generations of Randolph County citizens. Preserving the Past for Future Generations.

For more information, contact Ronnie White at or Keni Farris, P.O. Box 9998, New Athens. IL 62264. Phone (618) 317-4487. Please visit the Rally and Community Foundation Facebook pages at