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Press Release About Cozy Community Fund Changes

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Press Release About Cozy Community Fund Changes



For Immediate Release

Iron Horse Brewery Announces the Return of the Cozy Community Fund in a Different Format

Drinking beer helps other people. So does partying at [ the pub ].

ELLENSBURG, WA  (October 31, 2017) The holiday season inspires us to open our hearts to help others. Every year we facilitate the Cozy Community Fund, which has benefited deserving families/individuals within Kittitas County. In an effort to maximize impact we have made the decision to move toward raising money for an organization that serves many people.

This year we at IHB will be raising money for the APOYO Food Bank, which is committed to distributing food and clothing to families in need in Ellensburg. APOYO, which stands for Allied People Offering Year-Round Outreach, was founded in 1999 by now retired CWU professor Philip Garrison and friends from the CWU faculty and local hispanic community.

“APOYO provides many people in the community with food via bi-weekly distributions,” said Jared Vallejo, director of marketing. “Since we hold our annual St. Paddy Day .5K fundraiser for FISH Food Bank we thought we’d spread our efforts to the other food bank in our community. The Half K is also definitely on again so save the date – March 17, 2018. It’ll be the celebration to beat all celebrations in Ellensburg.”

This year our goal is to raise $3,000 for the Cozy Community Fund. For every case of Cozy Sweater six packs sold in Kittitas County during the month of November, $5.00 will go toward the fund. Additionally, we will have an official APOYO donation box at [the pub] in case you are feeling extra charitable. Two dollars from each entry fee to the Cozy Sweater Party held at [the pub] on Dec. 1. will also go toward the fund. Admission to the party is $8 in advance online or $10 at the door. It includes entry, a custom glass and  your first fill, and is age 21+. The party starts at 7 p.m. and will feature karaoke, ugly sweaters and photos with Santa.

Kittitas County has demonstrated time and time again that we work best when we come together. In order to reach our goals we need all of you to help by donating, drinking beer or attending a party. Easy, right?

“As someone who likes to party it’s really great to know that a portion of my Cozy Sweater Party entry fee goes toward helping feed people,” said Ross Chalstrom, interoper of press release quotes. “I can tell you, as a dad myself, that I would never want to see a child go hungry. Donations food banks provide can help relieve a parent from worrying about basic needs and allow them to spend more time together.”


About Iron Horse Brewery

Centrally located in Ellensburg, WA, Iron Horse Brewery is owned by father-son team Gary and Greg Parker. The brewery has been producing hand crafted ales since 2007 and is growing at a pace they probably cannot handle. If for some reason you’re still still reading this and you’d like to learn more about the brewery, visit



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