Recently a stranger approached me in the UpCountry courtyard and asked if I was with the brewery. When I responded in the affirmative, they gave me an emotional THANK YOU, saying that UpCountry was the only gay friendly bar in Brevard and telling me how much it meant to them. Gotta' say, it made my day.
For those that aren't aware, UpCountry had planned a drag show this past summer to serve as a fundraiser for the local Transylvania County Rainbow Alliance. A part of the fundraiser that was personally important to me, was the creation of this Brevard NC, Open Hearts, Open Minds T-shirt.
My lovely wife has been telling our kids since they were wee little ones that our family motto is "OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS". (Also "Cochran's Don't Half-Ass Anything", but that's a different story for another time!)
We are extremely proud to announce that UpCountry is continuing and expanding this Open Hearts, Open Minds fundraiser. We are still donating 10% of any purchase of the Brevard, NC shirt directly to the Transylvania County Rainbow Alliance. And in recognition of the years of support Asheville has shown to UpCountry, we are now offering this Asheville, NC Open Hearts, Open Minds T-shirt, pictured below, with 10% of proceeds being donated to Tranzmission in Asheville.
Wanna' help us grow this amazing fundraiser even more? Let us know in the comments what other items you would like to see. And be sure to spread the word to all your friends and family about UpCountry's Open Hearts, Open Minds fundraiser. Together, we can make a difference.
Thanks to each and every one of you for all of the support.