Christmas Tree Lot
Our annual Christmas tree lot, at Mt. Pisgah Church in Midlothian, VA, is one of our main sources for raising money for community programs. Hundreds of families in the area enjoy the tradition of picking their perfect tree from our lot. Not only will you also enjoy the cheerful atmosphere, but you can feel good knowing that the proceeds go to supporting programs in your local community. Pre-orders will be conducted in July. Lot times will be posted on this site seasonally.
Have you tried our Brunswick stew? You should! It is regional comfort food at it's finest. Made fresh and in traditional cast iron stew pots, our delicious stew will bring back memories. Contact us anytime to inquire about getting on the list. The quarts for our local community fund raisers go quick but, if you let us know in advance, we'll be sure to make enough for you. Information on ordering your stew will be posted on this site during the fall.
You'd be surprised what can happen when we all come together. Think of our famous Brunswick stew; someone brings the corn, someone else brings the tomatoes, and together we'll make sure we all have something good to eat. Donations to your local Ruritan club, no matter how great or small, are combined to make a big impact right here in our area. Please visit our Contact Us page, to inquire about making your donation today. We truly appreciate your support!
By supporting the Ruritan club, how exactly does my money help our community?
The Ruritans is a non-profit organization, made up of local citizens like you, which understands the needs of our community and, through careful consideration, votes to determine where funds raised can have a positive impact in our area. We have long standing relationships with a few organizations dependent on your donations. We also consider cases of those in our area with immediate circumstances. Below you will find a list of the many of those who benefit from your support.
You are helping with:
- Education - For children in Chesterfield County who are in need of them, they are provided with their very own dictionary. Also, educational scholarships are awarded to outstanding students in our area.
- Supporting our Vets - Boots-to-suits, Rolling Thunder, and the Virginia War Memorial are a few organizations with which we partner.
- Rudy Bears - Plush "Rudy Bears" are provided to hospitals, emergency and law enforcement agencies, and school counselors to help comfort and cheer children in times of crisis.
- Food - Assisting elderly and infirm to ensure meals are delivered.
- Health & safety - supporting local life-saving agencies, like EMS & Fire, and sponsoring blood donor programs and bloodmobiles.
- Environment - Sponsoring roadside cleanups.
- Community Organizations - Smaller groups, such as local childrens' choirs, are a great way we can help nurture a better here and now, as well as a better tomorrow.
- Other - Organizing special projects to improve your local community.
Want to donate? Want to volunteer? Want to suggest an individual or group in need of sponsorship? Please do not hesitate to contact us!