Catawba Brewing Co. will celebrate the changing leaves and cooler weather while supporting a neighborhood school with a fall-themed fundraising event 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at its Biltmore Village taproom. The family-friendly shindig will feature a variety of games and classic autumn activities such as an apple-bobbing contest and pumpkin carving as well as a photo booth.
Catawba will feature its robust Brown Bear Brown Ale during the event with $1 from each pint sold benefitting the Bring Back the Oakley Swings Project, a fundraising initiative focused on re-installing swings on the Oakley Elementary School playground. The project, spearheaded by local resident Stephen Janes, was conceived when grant stipulations funding a new playground at the elementary school forced the removal of a much-loved swing set. James decided to get involved to help raise the money and is nearing the $10,000 target.
“We wanted to host a fall-themed event that offered something for everyone and that also supported a good cause, in this case the Bring Back the Oakley Swings Project,” explains Catawba Brewing Co. manager Jo Doyle. “Our Biltmore location has always had a family-friendly atmosphere, and this seemed like a great way to involve the community, celebrate the season and get the word out about this important fundraising project.”
Catawba Brewing Co.’s Biltmore Village taproom is at 63 Brook St. For more information on the event, visit Catawba Brewing Co.’s website. To learn more about the Bring Back the Oakley Swings Project, visit the initiative’s Facebook page.