2016 Fun Rally

This year’s Fun Rally was held on October 29th where once again the weather gods were in our favor as there was a good rain storm the previous day. The morning fog cleared just in time for the start, sunshine and warmer temperatures prevailed for the rest of the day. I’m inclined to think that starting this Rally in front of Total Wine off of South Virginia has something to do with this! My Wine Tour buddies would agree.

This year’s rally required loyal participants to collect items from a grocery list. Items were to be collected from specific locations and once all the items were purchased, participants had to make their way to the Evelyn Mount Community Center where they were collected for donation to Evelyn Mount’s Outreach Program.  Since arriving in Reno in 1976, Evelyn Mount has provided holiday meals to thousands of Reno and Sparks families through the Community Outreach Food Drive she and her late husband founded. This wonderful program accepts food and gift cards from local grocery stores.

A tiny clue in the instructions directed participants to go north for the Grocery Outlet store. Those that headed north first were able to get ahead of the line as it were…..  The first three cars arriving at the community center were awarded prizes. Zachary Harding and his partner arrived first, Ron Nicasio and his navigator arrived in second place (it was almost a photo finish), Ron and Sharon Rachow came in third place thanks to Sharon’s expert shopping skills which was a marked improvement from last year’s last place!

Special thanks to Pat and Joann McGoff, and Fred Watson for their assistance in arranging a picnic at the ArrowCreek Recreation Center –  a wonderful facility and we had some more fun…..I’m bringing more wine next time!!!!

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Meeting Place:  Parking Lot in front of Total Wine, 6671 S Virginia St, Reno.
Time: Rally starts promptly at 10:30am,  Rally Master contact 775-691-5290


Participants will be provided a packet of information at the start of the Rally. The objective is to acquire the list of grocery items below from the specified locations. The grocery items should match the brand shown and at the prices indicated, give or take a few cents. The first 3 teams to arrive with the correct items at the least amount (not to exceed $15) at the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center located at 1301 Valley Road, will be awarded a prize (receipts for purchases will be checked). All collected grocery items will then be donated to the Evelyn Mount Outreach program.

At rally end, participants will then have the option of attending a picnic at the Arrowcreek Recreational Center (map attached). Upon arriving at the gatehouse to the Arrowcreek residences, advise the gatekeeper you are with the BMW club. Follow signs to the Recreation Center.

Please drive safely.

 List of Items to collect:

Raley’s Supermarket

1 Box of Farmhouse Rice                                                $1.50
1 Box of Raley’s Pasta                                                      $1.28

Smith’s Supermarket

1 Can of Koger Sweet Golden Corn Kernels                 $0.70
1 Can of Bruces Yams (29 oz)                                          $2.00

Bargain Market Grocery Outlet  (Lemmon Valley)

1 Box of Marie Callenders Cornbread Mix (2lb)            $3.00
1 Jar/Can of Heinz Homestyle Turkey Gravy                  $1.00
1 Pkg of Grandma Mauds Red Beans & Rice                  $1.00


1 Pkt Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Mashed Potatoes     $0.87
1 Box of WINCO brand Stuffing Mix                                  $0.98
1 Can of DelMonte Fresh Cut Green Beans                     $0.98
1 Can of WINCO Cranberry Jelly                                        $0.78

                                                                               Total      $14.09