A special tower of quarters made from donations has come down with a bang in Los Olivos.
With a few taps of the hammer, the “Scane Tower” at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., composed of quarters donated by customers, broke free and came down. They will be totaled up Monday but it is estimated to have brought in about $2,000.
The money for this drive was earmarked for the Make-A-Wish Foundation that grants wishes to children with a terminal illness.
Customers of the tap room donated quarters for months which were then stacked in a circle until the tower was full. The quarters stuck together because each one was dipped in beer.
In May 2018, we featured this “Scane Tower” at the Figueroa Mountain Brewery tap room in Los Olivos. Manager David Esdaile said the idea comes from a fundraiser his grandfather would do in London to help a local hospital. His name was Scane and that was how the tower got its name.
Another Scane tower is going up soon for another local charity from the Santa Ynez Valley that is assisting the people of Haiti.
More details on that cause will be released in the weeks ahead.