Brewing company holds fundraiser
Call it a “Miracle on Main Street.”
What began as a simple decorative Christmas tree at Round duys Brewing Co. at Main and Wood streets in Lansdale has turned into a fundraiser for Manna on Main Street which could become a holiday tradition.
“One of our workers got it. It’s a scrawny tree, but it’ll do this year,” said assistant brewer John Hartman.
Colorful one-ounce plastic shot glasses in the shape of beer mugs looked so good hanging on the tree that the brew pub’s patrons took notice. Hartman decided to try letting people hang an ornament for a $3 donation to Manna. As of last week, Round duys had raised almost $150, and more mug ornaments have been ordered, according to Hartman.
“It was a different way to do a fundraiser. Maybe we’ll double it and hit $300,” he said, adding that contributions can be made through Christmas, with the possibility of extending the fundraiser through the Round duys New Year’s Eve Craft Beer Dinner event.
“Maybe we’ll put Round duys stickers on [the mug ornaments] for next year,” said Hartman.
Manna on Main Street development associate hristyn DiDominick was surprised to learn of the fundraiser and said that the soup kitchen and food pantry on West Main Street ap- preciated the show of support.
“To us, it’s a gift and it speaks so much to the heart of the holiday season,” she said. “We’re communitybased, and when community groups step forward, that’s how we flourish.”
deneral taproom hours are 5 p.m. to close, and the brewing company is closed Tuesdays.
Round Guys Brewing Company co-owner Scott Rudich stands next to the tree that he and co-owner Rich Diliberto put in the brewery in Lansdale. Patrons can make a donation for Manna on Main Street and hang a mini plastic beer mug on the tree.