This post was created in partnership with the Virginia Lottery.
There are times when I stop and think to myself, “this blogging thing is pretty awesome.” And one of those times was last week. I was asked to partner with the Virginia Lottery to help spread the word about and participate in their second annual RVA Flash Party! What does that entail? Think: spreading all of the holiday cheer, singing carols, and wearing one seriously cute tacky sweater outfit.
After getting in the holiday spirit outfit-wise, I met up with a team of employees from the Virginia Lottery. (I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen such a festive bunch!!) Then we took our show on the road– literally. Jason, aka Game Guy, led us through the streets of downtown Richmond, hitting spots like the James Center and Shockhoe Slip. All the while we sang carols, handed out free Virginia Lottery Scratchers, and spread holiday cheer to passersby. Y’all we even had a mobile carol-oake machine on wheels that followed our every move busting out the tunes.
We definitely got some stares and a few people whipped out the phones to document our totally amazing singing skills, but for the most part everyone was just so happy! I saw so many smiling faces from the people we passed and interacted with. Mission spread cheer was definitely accomplished. It was such a wonderful event to witness and be a part of.
Richmond folks, y’all should definitely be on the lookout for this event next year. And if you still need last-minute stocking stuffers, Virginia Lottery scratchers are not only fun, but they’re also perfectly stocking-sized. Just sayin’. 😉