March 6th will herald the first of these fundraising opportunities. Our Late Show, featuring Jack Conte, will benefit Amy’s Place, a local non-profit organization that serves as a drop-in center for the homeless and struggling youth of Bellingham. Amy’s Place provides hot meals, hygiene kits, shower passes, clean clothing, food, and referrals to other community resources. This is the only center of its kind in Whatcom County and an average of 30 youth attend each of the three days a week Amy’s Place is open. The success of this program has been overwhelming and the organization is currently struggling to find funding to keep their doors open and continue providing a vital service to these underserved youth. “We are applying for funding everywhere. Federal grants will be announced in the spring and money from the City of Bellingham will probably come in around April. It’s just getting through March and the last part of February that is a really big challenge. Boundary Bay’s timing is perfect!” says Heidi Unick, program director of Amy’s Place (a program component of Old Town Christian Ministries).
Every other Friday night, a different local non-profit will be at the receiving end of the money raised by the $4 cover price for the Boundary Bay Late Show. Non-profits who need fundraising should contact Janet Lightner by filling out the comment card on the contact page of our website.
Fun was had by all at the Boundary Bay Brewery Inauguration Party…as you can see from the photos! We were packed and housed a great crowd of people all eager to celebrate this historic moment in American politics. We filmed a live broadcast for ABC who showed it on air as well as projected the footage at the official Neighborhood Ball in Washington D.C. that the Obama family was attending. We got lots of great shots of our lively crowd, plus (as you’ll see above) a photo of Aaron Jacob Smith, our head brewer, and Mike Zielfder, one of our salesmen, showing off their patriotic zeal! To the left, in the middle, is a great shot of our General Manager, Janet Lightner, toasting the new change taking place. Our Inauguration Party was pulling double duty and raising money for the Bellingham Food Bank at the same time. Admission to our little shindig was $4.40 (in honor of our 44th president!) or two items of non-perishable food donated to our local food bank. We here at Boundary Bay Brewery feel lucky to have been part of the Inauguration Day events on a national scale, to get a chance to raise money for our community, and to celebrate the inauguration of Barak Obama with such wonderful people in our community.
We here at Boundary Bay Brewery just found out that our Inauguration event has been chosen to be part of the live broadcast on ABC that starts at 5 pm (PST). Through interactive technology and a live broadcast on ABC, the Neighborhood Ball will be linked with Boundary Bay Brewery and other parties across the country, making for a truly special night that all Americans can take part in.
Join us on January 20th, 2009. Boundary Bay Brewery is hosting an Inauguration Party – Recession Style. The event will benefit the Bellingham Food Bank and will begin at 11 am with televised coverage of the Inauguration events in Washington DC and will culminate in jazz brought to us by the Blues Union Band starting at 8 pm. Cost is $4.40 per person or a donation of two non-perishable items for the Bellingham Food Bank. This is a great chance to not only give back to our community, but to also be part of televised history. See our earlier post on the party for more complete details!
Cost: $4.40 or two non-perishable food items. All proceeds to be donated to the Bellingham Food Bank
Music: by Blues Union Band, brought to you by the Jazz Project. Opportunity for open mic. Musicians and vocalists welcome.
Details: Join us in celebration as we bring in a new era of change and hope with our 44th president. We will have event coverage of the inauguration on our big screen TV and will be serving up a special menu. Come try the Obama family’s heirloom chili recipe that we’re calling Yes We Can-Carne (regular menu items will be available as well). Jazz music will begin later in the evening. Please bring as many non-perishable food items that you can spare. All proceeds benefit the Bellingham Food Bank. Many people in Bellingham need your help during these hard times. Remember, it’s up to us to bring about the change we’d like to see in our world. This is a non-partisan event and we encourage everyone to come! Info is available on our website as well at http://www.bbaybrewery.com. Cheers!