Del Ray Business Association Launches “Del Ray to Delray Beach” Raffle 

One Year After COVID-19 Restrictions Began, Promotion Thanks Del Ray Community for Shopping Local During Pandemic

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Del Ray Business Association launched a new raffle “Del Ray to Delray Beach” to thank the community for their year-long support of small businesses throughout the pandemic.  One lucky customer will win a trip to Delray Beach, Florida for a winter escape from December 28, 2021 to January 2, 2022.

“After a long and difficult year, the vaccine is here, bringing new hope for a safe and gradual return to normal,” said Del Ray Business Association President Dr. Lauren Fisher.  “One of the things we’re looking forward to most is traveling again.  This fun promotion is a way to say thank you to the community for their tremendous support of our small businesses, and to encourage customers to continue to shop local as we wrap up these tough winter months.”

 Delray Beach is a small city on Florida’s southeast coast between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The Pineapple Grove Arts District is dotted with public art and galleries. (Adobe Photo licensed to The Zebra Press)

From March 10-31, customers will receive an entry for every $25 in purchases from an independent, locally-owned small business in Del Ray. The deadline to submit receipts is Wednesday, March 31 at 5 p.m.  Complete details and an entry form is available at

The winner will be announced during the community’s first First Thursday of the year, which takes place on April 1 from 6 p.m. to dusk.

The Del Ray Business Association is an organization of business owners and professionals that strive for growth, visibility and success of its members and serves as an advocate, representative, and educator for businesses within the Del Ray community in Alexandria, Virginia.  For more information, visit