Exelon Generation and United Way of Southern Chester County hosted a successful fundraiser on Oct. 23, as 70 participants left Exelon in 29 cars and drove more than 40 miles through the scenic countryside.
"My husband and I had a great time. We didn't finish with a great driving time, but it didn't matter. It was chance for the two of us to be together, help a great organization, see new parts of the area, and have a great time along the way," said Rebecca Stadelmeyer.
Participants ranged from couples of all ages and groups of friends or co-workers to families with children.
"We had five people in our car and everyone had a great time," said Dennis Wallace.
The event concluded with a barbeque at Longwood Family Restaurant. Prizes were handed out for closest to the perfect driving time and correctly answering the questions based on sights along the drive. First place was awarded to Dennis and Sandra Lafferty of West Grove.
"We deeply appreciate the support of our gold sponsor, Exelon Generation," said United Way director Carrie Freeman. "Their financial sponsorship and use of their facility as our starting point made this fundraising event a success."
Another corporate sponsor, Jeff D'Ambrosio Chevrolet and Mitsubishi of Oxford, brought new-model vehicles for the crowd to see at the start. Participants and volunteers alike enjoyed checking out the new Chevrolet Volt.
"We raised over $7,400 to fund vital non-profit programs serving our southern Chester County community," said John Adams, United Way's campaign vice president. "Now, more than ever, United Way funding is what local non-profits rely on as governmental funding is lost."