There’s kind of an unusual community fundraiser in Pomona on Wednesday for the two families displaced by the July 11 fire: a beer bash at a downtown bar.
Event name: “Brewing Hope.” Har! Sounds like fun: Dale Brothers beer, snacks, baked goods, donated prizes, etc., with proceeds going to the Van Allen and
Hardy Henry families. Donations of toiletries and other goods are welcome. The whole shebang is the brainchild of a dba bartender named Tibbi Perez who happens to be an eighth (!) generation Pomonan, a great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Don Ricardo Vejar.
You can read more about it here on Tibbi’s blog — in Pomona, from what I can tell, every citizen has a blog — but the basics are: 6 p.m. until midnight, dba 256, 256 S. Main (at Third).
Great bar, too, even though all I ever have there is bottled water, or maybe, if I’m feeling wild, a Coke.