Mark your calendars for Thursday, Dec. 12 from 7 to 11 p.m. for Raglan Public House’s second annual Amazingly Ugly Yet Strikingly Beautiful Christmas Sweater Party. Raglan is also participating in the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Foundation drive, so be sure to buy a cool toy (or two) to brighten a child’s holiday season.
“We like to do something for the community every single year, and this is something we’re really looking forward to,” said managing partner Mike Zouroudis. “We want you to have fun and celebrate by doing something that makes a difference. For every new toy you donate, you’ll receive a free drink ticket.”
Need a toy shopping tip?
“Buy something you would want to play with if you were a kid,” Zouroudis said.
If you’re thinking about buying jacks or a set of Legos®, however, it goes without saying that this means one ticket per set. You could bring your own children along their expert advice. The more the merrier, so you could also bring your nieces, nephews and friends’ children. It could be an excellent way to teach generosity and create meaningful traditions.
Raglan will award “Greatest Sweaters” prizes and offer all-night drink specials with their usual menu. It also plans to create a signature eggnog drink to celebrate this occasion and the season. So bring friends and family — and as far donning that sweater — ”The uglier, the better,” said Zouroudis.
The Raglan Public House is located in Ocean Beach at 1851 Bacon St. (on the corner of Bacon Street and Niagara Avenue).
For more information about their beverages, menu items and upcoming events, call (619) 794-2304, or visit Raglanpublichouse.com or “like” them at www.facebook.com/raglanpublhouse.
The Ocean Beach Food and Toy Drive is sponsored by the Ocean Beach Town Council, and will continue through mid-December. If you’re unable to attend Raglan’s event, Claudia Jack of the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association said toys can be dropped off at the following locations: Details Salon Spa; Dr. Michele Yamada’s Ocean Dental Care; Margarita’s; Pruett Realty; the Farmer’s Market; The OB Quickstop; The Temptress; Union Bank; U.S. Bank; and Wonderland. For more information, call (619) 846-6269.