Newburgh Pub Crawl returning

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Dayshift bartender Sheryl Stanton pours a beer at Archie & Clyde's in Newburgh on Friday, June 1.

Get ready to fill up your fish bowls with beer and your shot glasses with tequila because the Newburgh Pub Crawl is back.

The Newburgh Pub Crawl will take place this Sunday, from 1 to 8 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting the Newburgh Community Pool.

Darren Bradley, owner of Archie & Clydes, and one of the business owners participating in and hosting the pub crawl, said the popular event fell apart for a few years.

"It's hard to get all the business together to agree on everything," he said. "But when they condemned the pool in Newburgh, we thought we'd do something about it."

Participating locations in the pub crawl include American Legion Kapperman Post 44, Archie & Clyde's, Cricket's, Enigma, Knob Hill Tavern, Pizza Chef, Showplace Family Entertainment Center and Wings, Etc.

"The Newburgh Pub Crawl gives you an opportunity to visit several different Newburgh establishments," Amber Kelly with Historic Newburgh Inc., said. "And raise money for a worthy cause -- the Newburgh Community Pool."

Kelly said the participating locations will have drink specials and live music all day.

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"You can start at your favorite location at 1 p.m., get your wristbands and shuttle route map," he said. "(Then) have a drink, and then take off for the next location at 2 p.m. when the pub crawl shuttle buses start running. Shuttle buses will be running between participating locations from 2 to 8 p.m."

Kelly said tickets for wristbands are $10 per person.

"Tickets purchased in advance at participating locations include one raffle ticket," she said. "You must purchase a $10 wristband ticket to ride the shuttle buses."

Bradley said the businesses want to see the community pool back up in action.

"It's a community pool, and it's' been around forever," he said, "And a lot of the businesses have been open for a long time, too."

To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-newburgh-pub-crawl-tickets-46389667745

Bradley said the best part of the pub crawl is that it is put on by the local businesses.

"It is a great way for everyone to go and explore the businesses that they have not been able to go to for a while," he said. "Especially knowing that the proceeds will go to directly benefit the community."

Bradley said the Newburgh Community Pool is integral to the entire county, especially since many people don't have their own pools.

"There is just one small community pool in Boonville, and beyond that, there is not a public pool in Warrick County," he said. "So not only will it touch Newburgh, it will touch everyone in Warrick County."

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