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2021 Jeep Run raises $14,000

2021 Jeep Run raises $14,000

The first weekend of October, 150 Jeeps and 300 participants drove into the Hocking Hills to join a day of Jeepin’ fun for a good cause. The event was organized and hosted by Hocking Hills Podcast and managing partners Michele Mauder and Mary McMartin with proceeds benefiting Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation.

Jeepers gathered at Campbell Cove Campground to prepare for a day of cruising through the beautiful hills of Hocking County. Guests came from seven different states to engage in the fundraiser, as far away as Tennessee.

Participants’ first stop of the run was at Muddy Boots, a petting farm located in Laurelville. After an hour of snacking on donuts and cider and enjoying their new furry, four-footed friends, the Jeepers moved on, arriving at a future campground owned by Roger Shaw in Rockbridge. With sandstone and dirt hill obstacles, guests maneuvered through more of Hocking Hills. Brave Jeepers completed the mud pit challenge for a chance to win up to $500.

The day ended back at Campbell Cove Campground for a grilled out dinner donated by Home Tavern, M&M Diner, Hocking Hills Diner, Rent to Own, and The Max Bar & Grill. A park golf tournament was held at the Wormburner Park Golf course on the campground. Following dinner, Jeepers had the opportunity to win 50/50 and other raffle gift baskets adding to the overall fundraising total donated to Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation of $14,520.82.

“We are so thankful to Hocking Hills Podcast and all the guests who registered for this event to support our hospital. Additionally, special thanks to all who volunteered or donated food, cash/items to make this event happen. Much time and effort was put into this fundraiser and we are humbled once again by the support of our community,” HVCH CEO Stacey Gabriel said.

Next year’s event date has been set for the first weekend of October.