Friday, February 4, 2011

Capital Ale House Organizing St. Patrick's Day Events

In contrast to their extremely popular Oktoberfest celebration, Capital Ale House's proposed St. Patrick's Day event won't close any streets. CAH President Matt Simmons is proposing that downtown food and beverage establishments host specials inside their own restaurants to benefit charity. The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star reports:
The president of Capital Ale House is organizing a St. Patrick's Day event in downtown Fredericksburg that would also raise money for charity.

Yesterday afternoon, Matt Simmons distributed letters proposing the event to downtown restaurant and bar owners. The businesses would work together to promote the event but would organize their own parties for that night.

Each participating business would pick a charity to support. It would collect a cover charge at the door or take a percentage of menu sales, perhaps of just one special item for that night. Those funds would be donated to charity.

Capital Ale House regularly supports local charities through their Community Chest project. The St. Patrick's Day event would continue that tradition. Let's hope downtown businesses get behind this initiative.

See Revelers can wear green and aid a worthy cause for more information.

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