OAKHURST – Organizers of the Costa for Honorary Mayor Campaign invite the community to come out tonight for drinks and fun at Crab Cakes Restaurant.
A share of the evening’s proceeds from Roman’s Bar will go toward restoration efforts for the Little Church on the Hill at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Michael Costa is the celebrity bartender du jour at Crabcakes restaurant this evening, appearing as his campaign persona, Father D.O. Kelly, along with his accomplice, Charlie Chaplan. Costa is running for Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst on behalf of the Little Church on the Hill.
“Come out and have some fun at Roman’s Bar, while raising money for a good cause,” says Costa, adding that 10% of alcohol sales and 50% of tips go toward the restoration of the church.
The event runs from 5 – 9 p.m. Crabcakes is located at 49271 Golden Oak Loop in Oakhurst.
The Honorary Mayor’s race began this year on Thursday, April 10 through Thursday, July 10.
Candidates for Honorary Mayor include Mathew Sands for the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst, Zona Cahill for the Sierra Senior Society, and Michael Costa for the Little Church.
To win the race, the Honorary Mayoral candidates raise money for their favorite non-profit organization through various entertaining events. Each dollar raised during the campaign counts as a vote; the candidate with the most votes wins the title and duties of the Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst. Organizers encourage everyone to vote early and often.
The Little Church on the Hill was built in 1894 as a community effort by volunteer labor, using donated materials, and located on land set aside by one of Fresno Flats’ early pioneers, Robert Nichols.
In 1994, the Clampers initiated a drive to complete restoration so that “the Little Church would stand another 100 years” and could be once again made available to public use.
The Madera Cemetery District authorized formation of a Little Church Foundation as an educational, historical and service organization to help raise funds and materials for this effort and to guide the church’s future preservation and use.
Now, Michael Costa and his team are helping to raise funds for the ongoing restoration work., with their efforts throughout the Michael for Mayor campaign.
For more information, visit the Costa for Honorary Mayor Facebook page.