The Sky Lodge’s Açai Sour was the winning cocktail at this year’s contest at Wahso on April 8th, but People’s Health was the big winner! The Restaurant Association raised $1800 that night, then tacked on another $500 for a total donation this year of $2,300. This is the fourth year People’s Health has been the beneficiary.
According to Kevin Valaika, Association Chair, “We felt it was very important for us to support the Clinic for our employees. A good percentage of the people who visit the Clinic work in our local restaurants.”
In addition to the support PHC receives from this annual event, approximately 20 local restaurants have signed up over the past several years to be PHC Restaurant Partners, making a cash donation to help the Clinic’s operating budget. For its part, the Clinic supplies them with Clinic flyers and updates on medical services and education opportunities. Wishing to helping their employees with health insurance while trying to thrive in this tough economic market, these restaurant owners see their relationship with PHC as a way to offer some assistance.
But…………back to the party! Wahso put on a great evening with appetizers included in the $10 entry fee, and partyers could purchase some of the cocktails in contention. Eddie Schneckloth proudly carried the trophy home to The Sky Lodge. Get the recipe for the Açai Sour and watch a video of the Contest here!