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United Way of Central Kansas announces new event

United Way of Central Kansas had plans to hold a new event this year. Due to COVID-19, plans have changed.

In conjunction with the opening of Great Bend’s first brewery, Dry Lakes Brewery, UWCK had planned to host Beef & Brew, a meat and beer pairing event. With a catered food tasting paired with craft beer and games, it was going to be a nod to Oktoberfest and a great day of fun, food, and drinks. 

Unfortunately, 2020 had other plans, so the event will not be held this year. In lieu of an actual event, UWCK will have T-shirts for sale and is already planning for this event in 2021.

“Every event needs sponsors, and we are incredibly fortunate that a group of business partners stepped up to support an event that isn’t even happening – at least not this year,” said Gaila Demel, UWCK executive director. “We truly miss being with our donors and friends this year. The pandemic has allowed us different opportunities to be creative in our pledge drive and our work in community impact.”

Demel extended thanks to the following sponsors:

Filet & Stout sponsors: ILS-Innovative Livestock Solutions, Dry Lake Brewery, Concrete Services, CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions, First Kansas Bank, and Spectrum CPA Partners LLC.

Ribs & Lager sponsors: A&G Catering - Alan & Gail Moeder, Brentwood Builders, Edward Jones, L&M Contractors Inc, and Marmie Auto Group.

Burgers & Ale sponsors: Tatum Brooks, DDS LLC; University of Kansas Health Systems; and Watkins, Calcara Chtd.