Brew­ing com­pany holds fundraiser

North Penn Life - - Opinion - By Brian Binga­man bbinga­man@jour­nalregis­ter.com

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.

Photo by MARK C. PSORAS

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.

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