Rotoract pub crawl to draw attention to Downtown Kingman

KINGMAN - Members of the Route 66 Trailblazers Rotaract Club are inviting adults of all ages to "kreep" along with them during the group's first Pub Kreep this weekend.

The event, which involves visiting six downtown businesses for food, drinks and entertainment, will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, beginning at Dora's Beale Street Deli, 509 E. Beale St., and ending at Sportsmans Club, 317 E. Andy Devine Ave., at midnight. Wristbands entitling their wearers to free and discounted food and drinks are available for $10 from 6-7 p.m. Friday.

Other stops during the evening are Black Bridge Brewery, 421 E. Beale St.; Sirens' Café & Catering, 419 E. Beale St.; Beale Street Brews, 418 E. Beale St.; and The Cellar Door, 414 E. Beale St.

Hurry Cab will offer participants rides home after the event for $5 as a safety measure for those who have been drinking alcohol.

"We're doing the Pub Kreep because one of our goals as a club is to build up the downtown area," said Kristi Grasser, president of Rotaract. "So we're trying to get people to experience the businesses that are located there. Also, we're donating 50 percent of the proceeds from the event to Kingman Aid to Abused People.

"We're thrilled to be able to give to a worthy cause."

Route 66 Trailblazers Rotaract Club was chartered in August as a Rotary-sponsored club for men and women 18 to 30 years old who want to serve their communities and the world through various service projects.

Since it started, members have assisted with a sock hop at the Kingman Fun Run, given out candy at Trunk or Treat in the downtown area, administered polio vaccines in Caborca, Mexico, and managed the Kids Korner at the Kingman Festival of the Arts.

Future plans include a camping trip to Kaibab Lake near Williams, a 44-mile hike at the Grand Canyon with members of the Rotary, a Kids Korner at the Kingman Rodeo and Octoberfest, and building a tortoise habitat for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Also, the club is trying to raise money for a water project in El Desemboque, Mexico.

Grasser said many of the club's members were born or raised in Kingman and are young professionals seeking interesting things to do in the community. Grasser said about 50 people of all ages, both Rotaract members and non-members, have committed to attending the Pub Kreep and another 50 have said they may attend. Grasser said she is expecting about 100 people to show up for the evening event.

For more information, call Grasser at (928) 303-9646.