August 4, 2022 | Community Spotlight: Friendly City Fortune in Downtown Harrisonburg | By: Marta Olmos, Communications Coordinator at Main Street America |
Raffle staff at Friendly City Fortune in Downtown Harrisonburg. Photo courtesy of Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.
Named Best Fundraiser by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, the Friendly City Fortune is Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance’s
(HDR) biggest fundraising event. Each summer, HDR raffles off $250,000 in cash and prizes to 54 lucky winners from the local community. The funds support HDR’s work to make Harrisonburg a destination for locals and visitors.
- Façade enhancement grants
- A sculpture instillation
- Alley beautification project
- LED holiday lights
- A multimedia shop small campaign
- Customized technical assistance for small businesses
- Free community festivals and events