Local Distillery Donates to Fox
Brian Cummins (right) of Great Northern Distilling presents $1,100 to The Fox on Main’s Greg Wright. (Contributed photo)
For the City-Times
On Friday, June 6, Great Northern Distilling was packed with people enjoying good music and great cocktails all for a good cause – restoration of The Fox on Main (previously known as the Fox Theater) in Stevens Point. Greg Wright, President of The Fox on Main board accepted a donation of $1,100 from the event.
“This was the perfect opportunity to support a great cause and to support live music in central Wisconsin” said Brian Cummins, founder and head distiller at Great Northern. The band, “Hymn for Her”, is a punk-bluegrass duo that needed a venue in which to perform while between scheduled gigs. “This is a perfect example of what role the Fox could play here in Stevens Point, a venue where many different types of events can be hosted,” Cummins added.
Greg Wright is excited about the passion for the Fox in central Wisconsin. “We love talking to people about the Fox, hearing their memories and their ideas. In fact, we are hoping everyone will give us input on what type of programming will best meet our community’s needs.” An online survey is available until June 30 at bit.ly/thefoxonmain. “These survey results will influence what type of programming the Fox will provide.”
“As a small business and member of our local Creative Industry, Great Northern is just starting to make craft liquors here in the central Wisconsin. We want to support the arts and culture in Portage County and this fundraiser was a way we could start giving back,” said Cummins.
Great Northern Distilling is central Wisconsin’s first and only craft distillery making handcrafted spirits and cocktails in Plover, WI. Spirits are made in small batches from fresh local ingredients sourced from within 150 miles of the distillery. The mission is simple -Make Great Liquor.
The Fox on Main is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization responsible for the renovation and operation of The Fox, 1124 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI. A fund supporting the Fox renovation and operation has been created at the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, 1501 Clark Street, P.O. Box 968, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Please send checks payable to The Fox on Main or credit card payment at www.cfcwi.org/give/make-a-gift.html
For more information please contact:
Great Northern Distilling
The Fox on Main, LLC