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TORCH’s 2nd Annual Brew Review: A Beer Tasting Fundraiser | August 29th, 7-11pm

Hello Friends of Fermented Goodness!

Last year the Trinity Out-Reach Center for Hope (TORCH) kicked off it’s first Oak Ridge based beer event. Don and I were able to go and check it out – had a blast. These guys are back for round two. Check out the press release for details and make plans to attend. Several familiar brewers will be onsite and it goes to a good cause. Everybody wins. Cheers!

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TORCH’s 2nd Annual Brew Review:  A Beer Tasting Fundraiser

Trinity Out-Reach Center for Hope (TORCH) is pleased to announce their second annual fundraiser, TORCH’s 2nd Annual Brew Review, a one of a kind fundraiser in Oak Ridge.  The event will take place Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 7 to 11 pm, at St. Mary’s Catholic School Gymnasium at 323 Vermont Avenue in Oak Ridge, TN.

The evening will include beer tasting, finger foods and live music.  Guests can mingle with their food and beer, dance to live music and/or enter the Corn Hole Tournament. The bands performing are The Portals, Rhiannon, Jack Russell and the Terriers, and Ridge City Ramblers.  Beer is being provided by Last Days of Autumn, Green Man Brewery, Casual Pint, Cherokee Distributors and more.  Soft drinks will also be available for those who cannot drink beer or would like to try something different.   Food is being provided by Catering by Mark Wischhusen, Salsarita’s, River View Restaurant, Zaxby’s and more.

Tickets to the event are $35 per person and include a souvenir tasting mug, beer, food, and admission.

Entry into the Corn Hole Tournament will be by donation of your choice.  The first 3 place teams of the tournament will receive medals at an official Corn Hole Tournament Ceremony.

A Handmade Corn Hole set donated by woodworker, Bill Henry and hand painted by JMS Art Teacher, Jim Dodson, his intern, Alexis Keever and JMS art students will be auctioned live at the event.

You must be 21 or older to attend, and identification will be required at the door.  All proceeds from the event will be used to help the homeless population of Anderson Co.  To purchase tickets go to or call Sheila Michel at 865-310-0130.

TORCH is a non-profit in Oak Ridge that has been working with homeless and low-income individuals and families since January of 2013. In the first two years of operation over 300 homeless individuals and/or families were housed, utilizing donated funds and grant monies. The programs at TORCH are aimed at giving homeless individuals tools to be successful on their journey toward self-sufficiency. TORCH operates a Literacy program, classroom tutoring for GED/High School Equivalency, Life Skills Classes, Life Coaching services, and employment help in addition to placing people in emergency housing and helping families secure permanent housing.  To learn more about the work of TORCH, visit

Major sponsor for the event is ORNL Federal Credit Union with other sponsorship provided by International Information Associates and Sunset Rotary Club of Oak Ridge.

If you have further questions, please contact Sheila Michel at