Monday, June 5, 2023

Swig for the Wig Bar Crawl is For a Good Cause

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Wouldn’t it be great to drink on the Square for the benefit of a non-profit? Rutledge Foundation’s Swig for the Wig bar crawl this Saturday is the way to go for those who want to sin a little and help the greater good, too.

This bar crawl, Swig for the Wig, is the first for the Rutledge Foundation. There are over 13 bars from Frank & Marlee’s to Funky’s. To participate the bar crawlers will need to buy $20 wristbands by contacting Rutledge Foundation’s intern, Micah Johnson, at including first and last name, telephone number and quantity. The wristbands will be picked up at the Corner Bar from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or at the beginning of the bar crawl at Frank & Marlee’s or Proud Larry’s at 5:00 p.m. The crawl will go on until midnight.

She said, “We had t-shirts available but all 95 quickly sold out!”

The shirts (also sold with koozies) can be picked up at those named locations. The shirts, koozies and wristband will enable the participants to enjoy the bars’ specials. Proud Larry’s will give 25 percent off appetizers and Frank & Marlee’s will offer $2 domestics and a Happy Hour. Then from 5:40 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. the Wine Bar will have $3 sparkling wine and draft with a special surprise from Burgundy Room. From 6:20 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Round Table offers 2 for 1 wells. After the Blind Pig offers $3 pints. Then Rooster’s has $2 drafts. At 8:20 p.m. until 9:00 Funky’s will have $2 domestics and $4 daiquiris with the Library offering $1 Miller and Coors along with a Happy Hour. The Levee will have $2 pitchers with the Oxford Cellar offering two for one specialty. Finally at 9:40 p.m. until midnight the Corner will have $1 shots and Rafters will have $2 wells. Half of the Rafter’s proceeds will be donated back to the Rutledge Foundation.

The money raised from the bar crawl will benefit the Carley’s Closet that will supply young cancer patients with wigs. “The foundation specifically raises money and awareness for research and trials for sarcoma cancers,” said Johnson, “but Carley’s Closet supports all young adult cancer patients. The organization provides backpacks filled with essentials and fun items for teens and young adults newly diagnosed with cancer.”

Carley’s Closet also offers resources for support groups, services and education and supports social activities and programs for patients undergoing treatment. Swig for the Wig has the name for a reason though.

“A nice wig could cost anywhere between $500 to $3,000, but when your budget is already tight by the cost of surgery and medical treatments, even a $60 wig on sale may seem unrealistic,” said Johnson. “By raising money through Swig for the Wig bar crawl events, Carley’s Closet is determined to supply these patients with wigs to help boost their spirits and feel like a normal teen and young adult.”

Johnson said on behalf of the Foundation that it is grateful for all the sponsors and participants for their support. “with your support we can help boost confidence of these young individuals and make them feel normal again,” said Johnson. “Let’s swig for the wigs!”

For more information and to keep informed of the event like the Facebook Page here.

Callie Daniels is a staff reporter for She can be reached at