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Voice of Vashon board plans to tend bar for the cause

Voice of Vashon (VoV) board members will try their hands at bartending tomorrow night at The Hardware Store Restaurant in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the nonprofit organization.

The fill-in bartenders will pour beer and wine for patrons, who will also be able to enjoy a music and announcement booth set up by board member Richard Montague for the evening and perhaps appear in a video of the event for Comcast 21, VoV’s public access television station. David Godsey, known to many for his role as Rev. Hunter Davis in the Church of Great Rain, also plans to make an appearance for a “blessed bourbon and beer benediction,” Montague said.

The goal of the evening is to “have some fun, get to know VoV and use the tip jar on the bar,” Montague said.

A generous portion of the bar tab that evening will go to VoV, he said, and dinner patrons will have the opportunity to support the organization as well. Proceeds from that night will fund equipment upgrades and a new interactive website, Montague said.

Through the event, Montague said he and other board members hope Islanders will come to more fully understand what VoV offers to the community, which includes a community Internet radio station and an emergency alert radio station, in addition to public access TV.

Outside the restaurant, “emergency thirst beacons” will be set up, noting that guest bartenders are standing by, Montague said.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday and “go as long as it goes, at least until 10 p.m.,” Montague said.

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