January’s Guest Bartender Charity at the Hardware Store will be Vashon Community Care with guest bartenders Linda Bianchi, Captain Joe Wubbold and Charlotte Tiencken. This event will take place on Thursday, January 10th from 6-9pm.
It’s no surprise that many people have always dreamed of being a bartender. Even before the movie, Cocktail, with Tom Cruise hit the theaters, the art of bartending has made the job the crown of the service industry. The bartender is all knowing - a ruler of his own destiny, chock full of sex appeal.
Guest Bartender Night gives Islanders the chance to give it a shot. Charities can send their Island celebrity to tend bar for a night while the organizations bring in all their supporters to socialize. It is an opportunity to support our island’s Do Gooders and have fun too.
Each second Thursday of the month, a charity will be featured for Guest Bartender Night of the Month. Ten percent of the specialty drink sales will go to the charity. Donation jars will be set up around the bar, and restaurant checks will include an opportunity to write in an amount to go to the charity that patrons can charge to their credit cards. The Hardware Store also makes a financial contribution to the organization. In addition to the allure of the ‘celebrity bartender,’ some charities will take the opportunity to sell their merchandise or hold a raffle as ways to leverage the event’s potential.