Folks, this is huge for us.
The San Antonio Heron has been selected as one of The Cherrity Bar's featured nonprofits for the month of February.
If you're not familiar with the East Side bar (which houses the Kuriya ramen restaurant), every month, three nonprofits are chosen as the beneficiaries of all profits from The Cherrity Bar, which itself is a charity. Every time you buy a drink, you're given a wooden token, which you use to vote for your favorite of the three featured organizations that month. A committee called the Friends of The Cherrity Bar selects the nonprofits each month.
Ten percent of profits goes to the Tourette Association of America, and the rest is divided among the rotating organizations.
This could be a game-changer for us, granted we beat the competition, which, next month, will be the local chapter of the American Red Cross and the University of the Incarnate Word's School of Professional Studies.
For a fledgling news organization like ours (we are still just 18 months old) we're very excited about this selection, as well as the upcoming Big Give on March 26, which we hope serve as a boost for us heading toward our second birthday in June.
Also, in February, we will host two events at The Cherrity Bar, 302 Montana St., which is located across from the Alamodome:
6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19
Our discussion examines housing in the downtown area: the demand, the supply, the role of government tax breaks, gentrification, and other hot topics. Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Sofia Lopez, a commissioner on the San Antonio Housing Authority board, are confirmed. We're working on a few others. Stay tuned.
7:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26
Gather a team and test your knowledge of downtown San Antonio for a chance to win one of a dozen prizes. Categories include history, architecture, music and movies, nightlife, the River Walk, celebrities, "Notorious S.A." and culture. Visit the Facebook event page.
We'll have more info on both events soon.