Boonville, CA, July 31, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Anderson Valley Brewing Company (AVBC) dispersed proceeds from the 13th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer festival, through its non-profit the Bahl Hornin’ Foundation. $66,500 was donated to help support local non-profits.
The founder and president of AVBC, Dr. Kenneth Allen’s 13 year commitment to support the rural Mendocino County community has resulted in donations totaling $442,630 to their neighbors since 2003, through the Legendary Boonville Beer Festival held each May.
This year the funds went to the Anderson Valley (AV) Lions Club, Parent Teachers Association, Elderhome, Education Foundation, Boosters, Animal Rescue, Senior Center, Historical Society, AV Fire Department, Volunteer Firefighters Assoc, AV Ambulance, AV Sheriff K-9, Kimmies, Acorn School, Navarro River Resource, AV Land Trust, and the Fairgrounds.
Many of the grateful recipients made note that their non-profit would not be in existence without the generosity of Anderson Valley Brewing Company.
The Legendary Boonville Beer Festival began in 1997, the inaugural event was such a success that the next year AVBC decided to invite other breweries and charge admission to raise profits for their community. AVBC invites breweries from all over the west to showcase their wares in a pleasant, festive, outdoor setting. The 13th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival featured nearly 80 breweries and record attendance with 5,800 supporters despite rain and the overall economy.