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By Kim Simas 

Fundraiser for the Julian Town Square A Great Success


Last updated 10/3/2019 at 11:08am

Members of the Julian Community Heritage Foundation with the event's musicians. L to R: Dana Pettersen, Rami Abdel, David Klumpf, Donn Bree, Jean Duffy, Kim Simas, Joan Cirillo.

The Julian Community Heritage Foundation held its first fundraiser on August 30, benefiting the Julian Town Square Project.

The fundraiser, hosted by the Julian Beer Company, drew a large crowd of over 100. JBC created a new brew, dedicated to the Town Square Project and proceeds from the sale of the "Town Square Ale" went toward the project.

JCHF is seeking to purchase and develop the empty lot in the center of town into a hardscape park. The proposed park, known as the Julian Town Square, will be a centerpiece in town for locals and visitors to enjoy for years to come. Complete with an amphitheater, benches, native Drought resistant plants and more, the Town Square will be a welcome sight replacing the existing barren corner lot.

This was the first fundraiser of many that the JCHF has planned, and it brought a large amount of donations. Members are so grateful for the support that they have received so far.

They have currently raised over $174,000, however, much more is needed for the land.

The event also showcased the musical talents of Don Bree and David Klumpf, who volunteered their time to the fundraiser. JBC provided their barn portion of the location for the fundraiser, and the space was certainly packed.

Not only did guests get to enjoy the wonderful food, libations and music, but the JCHF members made sure to answer any questions about the project.

Throughout the event, two screens played videos highlighting the project and the volunteers who are spearheading the efforts. If you were unable to attend this fundraiser, there are others in the works.

Fundraising chair Dana Pettersen, is looking to hold several more fundraisers at various venues around Julian in the coming months.

Be sure to visit for more information. Follow the project on Facebook (@juliancommunityheritagefoundation) and Instagram (@julianchf) for updates and information.

JBC will continue to sell the Town Square Ale until the supply runs out. Stop by JBC soon to get a taste of the ale while supporting the Town Square Project.

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