The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

May 6, 2013

Celebrity Night servers ready to take orders

By Wendy Holdren
Register-Herald Reporter

— Don’t miss your chance to help out the United Way of Southern West Virginia tonight during the 25th annual Celebrity Night.

Local celebrities will act as servers for the event at Bunkers Sports Bar at The Resort at Glade Springs, and America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will host.

The event will be hosted from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with tons of donation opportunities and fun activities.

Several donation opportunities come with the chance to score prizes, including an 80-foot putt that would bring a new Honda Fit, from John Howerton Honda.

Activities also include a 50/50 raffle with drawings at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; golf poker with Mike James and Justin Beard; a prize raffle; a specialty drink, by Alan Larrick and Karen Bowling, served in a commemorative souvenir glass; baked Alaska, prepared by Elmer Coppoolse, Mike Patrick and Sam Lodavicho; a live auction, which includes Greenbrier Classic tickets, West Virginia Miners tickets, and fine cigars and cigar sales from Chase Boggs and New Man Cigars Company.

During the last two years, Bunkers has raised a total of $28,000 and always encourages friendly competition among the local restaurants to try to raise money for such a great cause.

Also from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Boston Beanery Restaurant and Tavern, at Crossroads Mall, diners can participate in an auction, which includes the opportunity to win a date with local bachelor Chaz Turner, an employee of United Bank.

Turner will accompany the highest bidder, in a limousine, donated by Alan Cummings of Family Coin Laundry, that will take them to The Char, and use a $100 gift certificate for dinner, provided by The Char.

Guests at Celebrity Night at the Boston Beanery can also bid on gasoline cards, a two-night stay at Twin Falls State Park, golf packages, tickets to the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, N.C., and more.

All tips/gratuities given at both events will be donated to the United Way and Women’s Resource Center.

For more information about the event or to contribute to United Way, visit www.unitedwayswv.org or call 304-253-2111.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com