This just in from our friends at Harris Grill (and yes they are rebuilding and will reopen). I think few people realize that the original whiskey rebellion started right here in Western, PA (check out the entire history here). I don’t usually post political things on this website, however the people organizing this event are some big Pittsburgh lovers. I have great respect for many of the businesses hosting this event, they are local businesses that continue to donate their time, energy and money to many organizations in the Pittsburgh area.
Celebrate Unity Night & Roll Back The Tax!
What Is It? A Celebration & a Fundraiser to Help Friends Against Counterproductive Taxation (FACT) Continue the Fight to Repeal the Allegheny County Drink Tax.
When Is It? Monday, February 11, 2008, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 pm
Where Is It? Church Brew Works, 3525 Liberty Avenue, Lawrenceville, (412) 688-8200
What’s Included? Craft-brewed beers from Penn Brewery, The Church Brew Works & Rivertown Pour House! Savory food provided by the cities best chefs & local entertainment playing original music including the NoDrinkTax Jig by Terry Griffith!
Participation? Tickets are $40.00 per person.
TICKETS: Tickets can be obtained through FACT’s Website, www.stopdrinktax.com, and in person at (The Church Brew Works 688-8200, The Priory 231-3338 & Penn Brewery 237-9400 in the North Side & via www.pennbrew.com )
A silent auction of great gift baskets will be a part of the evenings activities. Event proceeds are used to finance activities seeking the repeal of the 10% County Drink Tax.
JOIN THE WHISKEY REBELLION II!
In 1794, the people of Western Pennsylvania banded together to fight against an unfair and counterproductive tax on whiskey. In 2008, farsighted voting Americans in Allegheny County have united to demand the repeal of the unfair and counterproductive 10% Drink Tax. Friends Against Counterproductive Taxation (FACT) has been on the forefront of the fight against this tax, and has to date spent hundred of hours and thousands of dollars opposing the Drink Tax. While the Drink Tax has been passed into law, FACT continues the fight to repeal the tax in the courts and through the political process. This is the Kick off Party for Whiskey Rebellion II, and like those citizens of long ago, FACT and its members and allies will not quit and will not go away until the political leaders of Allegheny County listen to their voices!
For more information, visit the website, www.stopdrinktax.com