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James Hanson (right) after a fundraiser she participated in this summer for The Hope House. (PHOTO: Facebook)

50 bartenders volunteer for James Hanson fundraiser set for Monday

While the family, close friends, acquaintances and anyone in Milwaukee with a heart mourned the loss of James Hanson, a Milwaukee service industry superstar who was killed by a hit-and-run driver while walking her dogs on Christmas Eve, numerous folks rallied to set up a fundraiser.

The event takes place Monday, Dec. 30 at the Milwaukee Brat House (Downtown location) – where Hanson worked – from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dozens of Milwaukee bartenders volunteered to take shifts to play $3 dice games. All proceeds and tips will go to Hanson's family for funeral costs, with the remainder going to a charity cause she was passionate about supporting, The Hope House. The event will also include raffles and a silent auction.

A gofundme page is also set up in Hanson's honor for anyone who is unable to make it to the event and / or wishes to donate online.

"James was the definition of 'community.' She brought people together in life and now in death. She gave everything of herself anytime there was a cause and even now that she's gone the entire city is rallying in her honor," says event co-organizer, Diane Dowland.

Here's the schedule of bartenders for the James Hanson fundraiser:

5 p.m.

Paul Kennedy – Dark Horse/Tonic/Stone
Tara Jade – Zad's/Wauwatiki
Michelle Hoff – Doc's/Drink Wisconsinbly

5:30 p.m.

Ryan Cooke – Boelter Co.
Travis McCall – Who's on Third/Bugsy's
Tim "Fun Cat" Casey – Buck Bradley's

6 p.m.

Justin Bashaw – The Bubbler
Matt Olson - Zads/Highbury Pub
Luke Kolancheck – Backyard-Bay View
Adam Karaway – AJ O'Brady's
Dan Miller – Sam's Tap

6:30 p.m.

Bee West – Red Rock Saloon
Gerrit Verhagen – BarNone
Tim Gordon – Belli's

7 p.m.

Jo Julia – Steny's
Matthew "Brodey" Callies – Steny's
Mel Olson – Beechwood

7:30 p.m.

"Pickles" – Camino
Mo Crosby – SWARMM Events
Maribel Aranda – Diageo
Lemonade Jack's Lemonade Stand

8 p.m.

Sam Chung – Rogues/Elwood's/Club Brady
Erich Meier – Kenadees
Jen Walker – Monkey Bar OG/ Bratwood
Kelly Schmitz – Diageo

8:30 p.m.

Nick Chartier – Tin Widow
Nikki Enea – Bratwood
Juston Edwards – OGBH
Dorney Bratwood

9 p.m.

Kayla Nohelty – Danny Haskell's
Alyssa Anderson – Champions Pub
Jenneca Younger – Finks/Mothership/At Random
Nuni Castaneda – Bubbler

9:30 p.m.

Amy Bladow – BarNone
Craig Egle – BarNone
Neal Steffek – Drunk Uncle

10 p.m.

John Papp – BarNone
Jerry Rodriguez Trio
Randy Beck – Sabbatic

10:30 p.m.

Brad Serdan – Pabst Tap Room
Brad Chrzanowski – Cantina
Sarah Quiggs – Trio

11 p.m.

Ace Papagiorgio – Fuel Cafe
Aase Quamme – Camino
Marcus Landers – Three Lions/Red Lion Pub

11:30 p.m.

Tex Chesier – Saints & Sinners
Tiffany Peltonen – Brat House
Paresha Sara – Revel
Haley Pollard – Revel

12 a.m. - bar close

Brat House Staff


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