What feels like yesterday, though was at the end of August, our Grand Opening was a fantastic day and event. The best part of it was how much money the raffle and silent auction earned for MassBike, the Sherborn Forest and Trail Association, and NEMBA. These organizations all make amazing riding in our area more prevalent, more accessible, and safer. They are advocates, they educate cyclists and the public, they get out there and do work to clear trails, to make trails, and so much more.
Don't forget our terrific suppliers who donated the very high-quality items that were prizes for the raffle, making all of this possible.
We sold 191 raffle tickets at $5 a piece. We matched the raffle ticket sales which totaled $1,910. This equated to a $636 donation to each organization. MassBike ran a separate silent auction which raised an additional $400. All of the funds have been distributed to these very worthy organizations.
We'd like to encourage you to become a member of MassBike, NEMBA, and the Sherborn Forest and Trails Association.
You'll find the current NEMBA magazine and the Sherborn Trail Maps and membership form here on our community table, and we have MassBike water bottles which, when purchased, offers you MassBike membership.
As always, our hot coffee and tea are here free for you. You'll find a tip jar near the coffee. All tips collected here are currently going to the Sherborn Forest and Trails! We'll rotate the recipient of these funds each time $500 in donations has been accumulated for one.