CORNING - An event to raise funds for Bampa's House, which is expected to open in the coming months, will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 15, at Carey’s Brew House.


Joe Carey, a member of the Bampa’s House Board of Directors and owner of Carey’s Brew House, 58 Bridge Street. called the stout beer tasting a unique fundraising event to raise money for Bampa’s House.


The non-profit Bampa’s House, a comfort care home determined to make end-of-life care experience better for the community, is named after the late Jim Dugan, who was called Bampa by his grandchildren.


Dugan was a life-long resident of the Corning-Painted Post area who facilitated beer tastings with the Better Beer Boys, a local beer tasting group.


“Stout beer had been one of the favorite beers of the Better Beer Boys,” Carey said. “This is our latest event to raise money to aid Bampa’s House. Over the past two years we have been able to raise more than $10,000 for the cause.”


Charlotte Dugan, wife of Jim Dugan, called the funds raised at this event and others like it very necessary.


“These events are very important because Bampa’s House will be run strictly on donations,” Dugan said. “The two rooms at Bampa’s House are free to the residents. The entire operation relies on donations, bequests, grants, fundraising events, and the like to pay for the operating costs of the home.”


Carey said tickets to the event are $40 and will include access to Brooklyn’s Black Ops on tap, numerous home brews and clones, a wide selection of bottled stouts, vertical tastings, and snacks.


“Jim Dugan, the namesake of Bampa’s House, was an avid beer aficionado,” said Carey, Jim’s good friend. “I think he would approve of our unique approach for this fundraiser.”


Tickets may be purchased at Carey’s Brew House, or interested persons can contact 607-377-5651 or tammy@accesscomputing.com for more details.