Raise a glass for the chil­dren at North Light

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MANAYUNK » Pints for North Light is the coolest fundrais­ing event ever to ben­e­fit the kids.

On Thurs­day, Nov. 16, lo­cal brew­eries, in­clud­ing Con­shohocken Brew­ing Co., Crime & Pun­ish­ment, Evil Ge­nius, Le­vante Brew­ing, Manayunk Brew­ing Co., Round Guys Brew­ing, Stone and Vic­tory, will be on hand at the Mana- yunk Brew­ery & Res­tau­rant, 4120 Main St., to pour tast­ings. Hom brews will be of­fered by the com­pet­i­tive brew­ers at Con­gre­ga­tion Rodeph Shalom and St. Ti­mothy’s Episcopal Church. You can also try some Lib­erty Gin, made right on Shurs Lane at the W. P. Palmer Dis­till­ing Co.

Area restau­rants will of­fer food to en­joy with the beer. Try the wings from Bag­gat­away Tavern, char­cu­terie from Bella Vista cater­ing, pas­tries from Café Roma Bak­ery, a slice from the Couch Tomato, pulled pork slid­ers from Deke’s Car­ry­out & Cater­ing, sushi from Dream House Asian Bistro, char­coal-grilled chicken and roasted pota­toes from Nolt’s Chicken BBQ, cod­fish frit­ters from The Spicy Belly, three kinds of tacos from Tavern on Ridge and cheeses­teak eggrolls from Throw­baxx Bar & Grille. All this is in­cluded in the ticket price.

Ad­dit ional in­come comes from the spon­sors. This year’s event is be­ing sup­ported by Foun­tain Street Auto, Crime & Pun­ish­ment, In­spire En­ergy, Law Of­fices of Peter L. John­ston, Lucky’s Last Chance, McGovern & As­so­ciates, Philly Tu­tors, Royal Bank Amer­ica, Throw­baxx Bar & Grille and Tony’s Glass­works.

Since its in­cep­tion nine years ago, the event has raised al­most $100,000 of much needed funds for North Light to con­tinue pro­grams and ser­vices for more than 3,000 Philadel­phi­ans an­nu­ally. This past year, the food cup­board pro­vided more than 123,000 pounds of food to neigh­bors, sum­mer camp en­cour­aged 107 chil­dren to be “Su­per­heroes” in the com­mu­nity, teach­ing re­spect and tol­er­ance, and the teen pro­gram pre­pared and placed 36 teens in sum­mer in­tern­ships.

Raise a glass and help North Light pro­vide crit­i­cal ser­vices in our com­mu­nity. Get your tick­ets on­line at pints­fronorth­light.com and save be­fore the price goes up in Novem­ber.

North Light Com­mu­nity Cen­ter is a multi-ser­vice, com­mu­nity based non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion lo­cated at 175 Green Lane, Manayunk. Founded in 1936, North Light’s mission is to en­able peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties in our com­mu­ni­ties, es­pe­cially those most in need, to reach their full po­ten­tial as pro­duc­tive and re­spon­si­ble ci­ti­zens through ini­tia­tives that sup­port and en­rich chil­dren, teens and fam­i­lies. North Light’s vi­sion is to sup­port and strengthen our di­verse neigh­bor­hoods by meet­ing the evolv­ing needs of in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies, work­ing to de­velop the whole per­son from ed­u­cat­ing to pro­vid­ing sus­te­nance and, thus, cul­ti­vate a vi­brant com­mu­nity. Cur­rent pro­grams in­clude year-round li­censed child­care for school age chil­dren, tu­tor­ing, youth de­vel­op­ment pro­grams, arts and recre­ation, emer­gency sup­ports, par­ent­ing work­shops, teen em­ploy­ment and neigh­bor­hood ac­cess to technology. North Light wel­comes neigh­bors into our cen­ter through a dy­namic out­door play space and en­rich­ment classes for chil­dren and adults. With 90 per­cent of the fund­ing com­ing from char­i­ta­ble sources, North Light ac­cepts and ap­pre­ci­ates do­na­tions on­line and via mail through­out the year. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about North Light’s pro­grams and ser­vices, visit north light­com­mu­ni­ty­cen­ter.org or call 215-483-4800.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — STEPHANIE NOLT PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Pints for North Light at­ten­dees can en­ter a raf­fle to win a case of all the beers be­ing served.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — STEPHANIE NOLT PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

The ninth an­nual Pints for North Light beer tast­ing will be held Thurs­day, Nov. 16, at the Manayunk Brew­ery & Res­tau­rant.

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