Writer / Clark Edwards

June 14, 2014 Fishers Outdoor Amphitheater
5 p.m.-8 p.m.
VIP Hour 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

I recently sat down with Bill Jerrow and Michele Whelchel, the co-chairs for the Fishers on Tap – Summer fundraiser, the all-Indiana craft beer tasting event, and discovered that the event is much more than an excuse to try some great local craft beers. On June 14 (Father’s Day weekend), there will be beer samples from 16 local Indiana craft breweries along with pork sliders provided by Dick’s Bodacious Bar-B-Q for all attendees. There will also be live music and golf games from Golf 365 to satisfy those with a competitive spirit.

The VIP hour from 4 to 5 will feature special brews from the same 16 breweries and food samples from local restaurants like Peterson’s, Eddie Merlot’s, Ruth’s Chris, Simeri’s, Rockstone, and Red Sake.

Fishers on Tap – Summer is not your typical beer tasting event, and it is sought after by the breweries for the quality time and conversations they are able to have with local craft beer enthusiasts. But the real winners from this event will be the local charities serving children and youth that will be the beneficiaries. All proceeds are donated to help those in need in our communities.

Unique to this year is the addition of a “Wine Ticket” for those who prefer grapes to hops. It provides entrance to the event and the BBQ sliders, and wine is available for purchase, provided by Chateau Thomas Winery.
Fishers on Tap – Summer is brought to you by the Rotary Club of Fishers, which comprises 121 men and women who believe in service above self, and giving back. Since the inception of the club in 1992 they have donated more than $685,000 to over 87 non-profit organizations and given untold volunteer man hours of service.

Fishers Rotary projects have included:
Kids’ Voice – Serving at-risk children
Pink Ribbon Connection – Breast cancer support
Promising Futures – Anger management for youth
Girls on the Run – Adolescent girls’ self-image
Hear Indiana – Hearing-challenged resources
Youth Mentoring Initiative – One-on-one help
Nigerian Water Project
Fishers Liberty Plaza – Celebrating our veterans
Prevail – Victims of crime and domestic abuse
Fishers Fire Department
Brooke’s Place – Grief counseling for youth
Ambassador House – Local historical residence
College Scholarships – HSE and Fishers High Schools
Shelter Box – Disaster relief shelters
Water Is Life – Water well drilling in Africa
Fresh Starts – Domestic violence survivors
Partners in Housing Development
Servants at Work – Wheelchair ramp building
Alzheimer’s Association

So come out to Fishers On Tap – Summer and enjoy a fun evening with delicious food and drink and live music, and most importantly, support a great cause.

General Admission tickets are $40, designated drivers are $20, and VIP are $60, and they can be purchased online at fishersontap.com. There are a limited number of tickets and they do sell out, so go online and secure your tickets today.

For more info on the Rotary Club of Fishers, you can log on to fishersrotary.org.

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