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SPRINGFIELD – On Sunday, October 8, Levi, Ray & Shoup Inc., Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and J&J Gaming present Celebrity Barktenders, a fundraiser for Animal Protective League at the Blue Grouch Pub from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m! The highlight of the event is the participation of local celebrities, who will take turns bartending, generously donating all tips earned to the Animal Protective League.
It’s a unique opportunity to see your favorite local personalities mixing up drinks for a great cause! Celebrity Barktenders also features live musical performances from Kapital Sound, and Sunshine Daydream. In addition to the incredible entertainment and celebrity bartenders, the event will feature a 50/50 raffle, a raffle to win a barrel of booze valued at $1,000, food by Gyros Stop, and APL’s adorable dog kissing booth. Raffle tickets to win a “barrel of booze” are $10 each and can be purchased online prior to the event at https://aplspringfield.wufoo.com/forms/xalshh01q9y10p/. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at the event.
Celebrity bartenders include: Jim Gooch, Jennifer Gooch, Steven L. Robinson, Melissa Watts, Steve Womack, April Womack, Nick Weaver, Mike Winner, Adrian Angel, Meredith Musson Angel, Amanda Wiesenhofer, Scott Ebbing, KJ Robinson, Kara Meyer, Jean Winn, Melissa Wietczak-Chambers, Micah Walk, Veronica Walk, Dave Littrell, Natalie Enrietto, Michelle Powers Page, Amy Powers, Jennifer Runkel, Kristy Humphress, Rachel Westfall, Andy Sullivan, Geoffrey Pettys, Megan Lee Madura, Andrea Smith, Stevie Sweeney, Connor Sweeney, Jason Thomas, Amber Jones, Steve Saner, Benjamin Mullett, Kelly Cox, Alicia Rollins, Jesse Craig, Morris Cooper, Samantha Buhlig, Mikee Connolly, Debra Collins Beck, Katey Kratz, Larry Smith, the Rediscover Your Dog Crew, Bryan Tippy, Martina White, Gene White, Duane Patterson, Jessica Cloyd, and more! “ APL is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting ill, injured and abandoned homeless animals. APL also operates a low cost spay/neuter clinic adjacent to its Springfield shelter. For additional information, call the Animal Protective League at 217-544-PETS (7387) or check the group’s web site at www.apl-shelter.org.