November 20, 2013
Devils Backbone Brewing Company and Nelson Food Pantry have teamed up for the fourth year for "Bouncing For Turkeys".
"We're jumping on a trampoline today to raise money for the Nelson Food Pantry," said Steve Crandall, Founder of Devils Backbone Brewing Company.
"We call this "Bouncing For Turkeys" because the specific target is that we can buy enough turkeys for everybody in the county that needs one," said Lisa Davis, Marketing and Sales Director at Devils Backbone Brewing Company.
For 24 hours straight, someone jumps on a trampoline outside of the brewery. The event started on Tuesday at 5 p.m. and ended Wednesday evening. This year, the overnight period was quite cold for the bouncers.
"Some years we have rain," Crandall said. "Some years we have sub-freezing temperatures. This year, it was pretty rough last night I believe."
"Each person will jump for 20 minutes and the next person will get on the trampoline so there is a continuous 24-hour bounce," Davis said.
Nearly 2600 people rely on the Nelson Food Pantry for their Thanksgiving meal. This year's "Bouncing For Turkeys" event is the most successful year yet.
Devils Backbone has been fundraising for the last three weeks at the restaurant. The brewery will match up to $2000 of the donations to have a $4000 fundraising goal.
When all is said and done, this bouncing benefit will provide all of the needed turkeys for the Nelson County community.
"It's important because we're all members of this community and it's important for us to support this community and support those who need a hand up," Crandall said. "It's a way we can do it. It's a fun way we can do it and it's been very successful over the years."
To donate, stop by Devils Backbone Brewing Company to give your donation.