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Hops for Hope brings $16,000 for New Hope

Hops for Hope raised $16,000 and drew 218 folks to try out microbrews and enjoy good food while supporting New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center.

Whether folks were taking part in the annual tricycle race, enjoying live music or just relaxing on the deck, the May 7 event at Dancing Bear Lodge was a time for the community to support the work of the center while enjoying a good time.

Trudy Hughes, executive director of New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center, said that with 218 people on hand, it was the largest Hops for Hope event to date. “All the feedback I’ve heard from folks was positive. It sounds like everyone had a great time. We had more brewers participating this year than last year and feedback from them was positive,” she said.

“Our revenue was right at $16,000. It was a great event, and folks had a great time,” Hughes said. “We owe a huge amount of thanks to Justin Martin and Matt Harrelson with Kizer and Black attorneys. Not only were they corporate sponsors. Justin and Matt put in a lot of time to make sure it was a good event.”

Hughes praised Dancing Bear owner Matt Alexander and his staff for hosting the event. “We’re already scheduled for next year,” she said of the May 6, 2011, Hops for Hope event.

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