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Uncle Nick’s looks to add more charity events

Published 12:18pm Thursday, November 8, 2012

Uncle Nick’s Smokehouse, located in Dadeville on Highway 49 South, raised $4,000 for the Lake Martin United Way by hosting Battle of the Bartenders on Oct. 10 in their Overlook Lounge. More than 100 people came out to show their support. Beth Simmons was the winning bartender, Michael Carter was second, and Kristine Dobbs placed third.

“It was an amazing event, and Lake Martin Dock was thrilled to sponsor Kristine in it.  She did great,” said Sharon Johnston, owner of Lake Martin Dock.

United Way Director Sharon Fuller was in attendance and overwhelmed by the generosity of the Blue Creek and Dadeville communities.

“It was a very exciting event and such a huge success. We were thrilled to be their charity,” said Fuller. “I would like to thank Tara and all the bar tenders who raised money for United Way. We are excited about making it an annual event and will hopefully include other restaurants next year. Many businesses are still struggling, and it is events like this that will help us reach our goal this year. Thank you to all who came and supported The Battle of the Bartenders.”

Tara Lowe, manager of Uncle Nick’s, said she hopes to host more charity events like Battle of the Bartenders in the future.

“We have such a heart for charity,” she said, “I always knew one day I’d be in a position to give back.”

Lowe said she wants Uncle Nick’s to be synymous with charity and wants people to think of them and their venue when they are fundraising.

“We take so much for granted, and we want to be more involved in our local community,” Lowe says.

Uncle Nick’s also provides patrons with designated drivers.

“I am all about fun, safety, and charities,” Lowe emphasized.

Inspired by the success of this fundraiser, Uncle Nick’s plans to celebrate the Christmas spirit by sponsoring several local families this Christmas and are planning future events to raise funds for Christmas presents.