Discovery Green Selected as One of Four Organizations Vying for OKRA Charity Saloon Proceeds in July

July 3, 2013
by Kim Tarleton
Help Support Discovery Green by visiting the OKRA Charity Saloon in the month of July and casting your vote for the park. Each month the OKRA Charity Saloon nominates four charities that compete for the bar’s proceeds. Customers receive a ticket for every beverage purchased that they may use to vote for the charity of their choice. The charity with the most votes at the end of the month will receive the month’s proceeds. 

“We are celebrating our 5th year anniversary in 2013, so we are really excited to have this opportunity at OKRA,” said Barry Mandel, park president. “If we are fortunate enough to have the winning votes for the month of July, we will use the funds for our more than 400 plus free events and programs that take place at the park every year for the public’s enjoyment.” 

Voting is open for the month of July at OKRA Charity Saloon, but supporters can visit on July 11 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. for a chance to meet the faces behind Discovery Green. Have a drink with Park President Barry Mandel, Programming Director Susanne Theis, and the entire park staff that help make the park one of the most vibrant public spaces in downtown Houston. 

Get involved by showing your pride as you vote for Discovery Green with your ticket at OKRA by capturing your vote via Instagram and Twitter using #DGOKRA and one lucky user will be selected at the end of the month to receive a special prize courtesy of Discovery Green. 

The OKRA Charity Saloon, a collaborative idea from OKRA's (Organized Kollaboration on Restaurant Affair) founders, is located at 924 Congress Street in downtown Houston. Set in a historic building, OKRA Charity Saloon is a laid-back bar where guests can sip on local brews and classic cocktails and order light bites for a great cause. The bar is open 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. every day with happy hour specials from 4- 6:30 p.m. 

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