Holiday Cocktail Issue!


To bring attention to its efforts to eliminate drunk driving, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is hosting an alcohol-free cocktail contest.

The “Zero Proof” Mocktail Mix-Off fundraiser runs Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Columbia Fire Department Headquarters, 1800 Laurel St. Tickets are $20.

Five local restaurants or vendors are confirmed for the event:

  • Liberty Tap Room
  • California Dreaming
  • Carolina Ale House
  • A SC Bartending, LLC
  • Cork's Bartending Services, LLC

There'll be celebrity judges, too:

  • Colleen Sheehey-Church, MADD National President
  • Leland Pinder, WIS
  • Curtis Wilson, Richland County Sheriff’s Office
  • Colonel Chris Williamson, SC Highway Patrol
  • Chief Aubrey Jenkins, Columbia Fire Department

The Root Doctors will play, and there'll be a silent auction. More information, including a ticket link, can be found here.

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