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For Good

Streetside Brewery serves as gathering spot for community to give back



Bartender, social media guru, events planner, daughter, sibling and professional equestrian — this is Erin Hickey.
 
Hickey’s parents and brother own Streetside Brewery in Columbia-Tusculum, and on Saturday, they’ll partner up with Save the Animals Foundation to raise money for the nonprofit via its Channel Your Flannel fundraiser.
 
“Our family is from Columbia-Tusculum, and we have great pride in our neighborhood and Cincinnati as a city,” Hickey says. “We think that giving back to the community is a necessity to help our neighborhood and city grow and develop.”
 
And STAF was a fitting choice for Streetside — given Hickey’s love of animals — in addition to the fact that her family owns a rescue dog. Streetside's staff is also composed of animal lovers and pet owners, and the nonprofit is a local establishment.
 
“We thought supporting our furry friends would be a great way to start 2017,” Hickey says.
 
At Saturday’s event, attendees can compete for “Best Flannel Outfit” and “Best Beard,” purchase raffle tickets for a variety of gift baskets and sample the brewery’s newest release — its French Toast Brown Ale.
 
“A portion of all beer sales from the event will go toward STAF, as well as the proceeds from the raffle,” Hickey says. “And of course, you are welcome to donate until your heart’s content!”

Do Good: 

•    Wear your flannel, and plan to attend Channel Your Flannel from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Streetside, 4003 Eastern Ave., 45226. 

•    Can't attend? Support STAF by donating now.

•    Connect with Streetside Brewery and STAF on Facebook.
 

Read more articles by Brittany York.

Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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