Diners called to help SABRA SactuaryPublished 12:39am Friday, March 16, 2012
For the 31st year, the Tally-Ho restaurant will give the profits from its food sales on Saturday March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, to a local charity, with this year’s recipient being SABRA Sanctuary, a local agency that assists women and children who are the victims of domestic and sexual violence in Dallas, Wilcox and Perry counties.
“We like to change the charity from year to year and we generally have people call us several years in advance to get in line to be the charity,” said Tally Ho owner Bob Kelley. “Not only do we donate the profits from the food sales, we also donate the proceeds of door prize tickets we sell for a dollar each.”
Kelley said local merchants and individuals donate door prizes that are given away during the event, which runs from 5-10 p.m.
“Each organization we’ve chosen have all had a lot of local support through the community and through their board, but the bottom line is people have a great time,” Kelley said. “People like to see each other and the atmosphere here with the shamrocks painted on faces, green beverages and decorations make it fun. It’s just a lot of fun.”
This year is not the first that SABRA has benefited from the St. Patrick’s Day event at the Tally Ho, said Robin Woodson, who is the chairperson of the fundraising committee for SABRA.