St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold raises $258 for school roofs

A four-hour event featuring live music, corned beef sandwiches, peanuts, chips, beer and desserts boosted the coffers of three Ramona charities: Friends of Ramona Unified Schools (FORUS), Ramona Pony Baseball, and the

Serving sandwiches and desserts to guests at ChuckAlek’s St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold for Charity are members of the Neighborhood CrossFit Tatas, a team of Ramona residents planning to walk in the 2014 Komen 3-Day to benefit breast cancer education and research Nov. 21-13. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Neighborhood CrossFit Tatas.

ChuckAlek Independent Brewers hosted the St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold for Charity on Saturday evening. Greeting guests entering the business at 2330 Main St., Suite C, were FORUS members with packaged peanuts and chips — and a donation jar. The donations will go toward the pending nonprofit’s efforts to plug leaks on the roofs of Ramona’s public schools.

With the approval of Ramona Unified School District’s maintenance supervisor, FORUS will pay for roof repairs that started after the recent rainstorm and continued this week. Jim Brown of Brown Roofing and Construction estimated the repairs at $7,000 to $10,000.

FORUS members set an initial goal of $20,000 for roof repairs. Donations so far are $10,151.84, the group’s treasurer, Carmen Bedia, reported Saturday evening. Of that, $225.84 went into the donation jar during the Pot of Gold event. Marta Jankawska, ChuckAlek co-owner, added $32.48 that came from the FORUS donation canister in her business.

Friends of Ramona Unified Schools volunteers, from left, Greg Chick, Casey and Perla Martinez, and Carmen Bedia greet guests with packaged peanuts and chips outside ChuckAlek Independent Brewers at the Pot of Gold fundraiser Saturday evening. Not pictured are FORUS members Bob Stoody and Dave Patterson, who also participated. Donating proceeds from Lauren Guy’s Birthday Keg to three Ramona charities are, from left, Grant Fraley, Guy, and Marta Jankawska. Fraley and Jankawska own ChuckAlek Independent Brewers, which hosted the fundraiser. ChuckAlek also will divide proceeds from corned beef sandwich sales among the three groups. Serving sandwiches and desserts to guests at ChuckAlek’s St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold for Charity are members of the Neighborhood CrossFit Tatas, a team of Ramona residents planning to walk in the 2014 Komen 3-Day to benefit breast cancer education and research Nov. 21-13. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

As FORUS sought donations outside ChuckAlek, members of the Neighborhood CrossFit Tatas were inside, serving corned beef sandwiches, chips and desserts and accepting donations. CrossFit team members are scheduled to walk in the Komen 3-Day Nov. 21 to 23 and are raising money to benefit the Komen foundation’s breast cancer education and research effort.

In addition, Jankawska, ChuckAlek co-owner Grant Fraley and Lauren Guy will divide proceeds from Guy’s Birthday Keg among the three groups. Corned beef sandwich proceeds also will go to the three charities, said Jankawska.

Donating proceeds from Lauren Guy’s Birthday Keg to three Ramona charities are, from left, Grant Fraley, Guy, and Marta Jankawska. Fraley and Jankawska own ChuckAlek Independent Brewers, which hosted the fundraiser. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

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