Riphean Investments Sponsors A Downtown Affair at Home 2021
A Fredericksburg Virginia Main Street (FVMS) chapter of the National Main Street Program
Fundraising Event to Enhance Downtown Projects
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., Oct. 14, 2021 – Riphean Investments, a Fredericksburg, Virginia-based investment firm, was a proud sponsor for A Downtown Affair at Home 2021, a Fredericksburg Virginia Main Street (FVMS) chapter of the National Main Street Program, fundraising event. Proceeds benefit the downtown beautification projects. Riphean Investments sponsored the cocktail hour for an organized community dinner that brought local chefs and restaurant partners together.
The event had volunteers to coordinate dinner from the flowers, the local art, the food, and the prep on the day of the event. Volunteers packed 2,375 containers and 460 bottles of wine. The Mountain View High School MC ROTC provided volunteers that had the packing of coolers down to an art. They had 9 different drivers for 13 routes making 39 deliveries to 79 couples.
Over $60K was raised from the event, all proceeds will benefit downtown beautification projects, 24 planters changed out twice a year, marketing and promotional campaigns and workshops for downtown merchants and restaurants, a part-time administrative staff person, downtown gift cards, First Fridays, the launching of our public art project, “Otter-ly Amazing Fredericksburg!” and more.
To learn more about the projects and programs that promote and benefit downtown Fredericksburg. visit, www.FredericksburgDowntown.org.
About Fredericksburg VA Main Street Inc.
Fredericksburg Virginia Main Street (FVMS) is a chapter of the National Main Street Program, an initiative originated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation that focuses on the revitalization of traditional downtowns to enhance the appearance and economic stability of the commercial district, and to improve community pride and quality of life for residents and visitors.
The program has been adopted in 44 states and more than 1,650 communities across the country. Fredericksburg VA Main Street Inc. (FVMS) is affiliated with the Virginia Main Street Center. It assists Virginia communities in developing their own self-help revitalization programs. Through the efforts of a group of local volunteers, Fredericksburg was selected in June of 2013 as one of two Main Street Virginia communities, qualifying it for a three year package of training and technical assistance. Designated communities pay for their own operating expenses and community projects.