Monday, October 29, 2012

Humpy Wheeler walked into a bar and...

Actually, Humpy hasn't walked into the bar yet, but he will from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the VBGB Beer Garden at the N.C. Music Factory. The NASCAR legend and author of "Growing Up NASCAR" will be a celebrity bartender that night along with WBT-AM Charlotte Morning News co-host Stacey Simms (her photo is below) and Mark Copeland, managing partner of Ernst & Young who's also the JDRF board president.

The trio will be giving customers service with a smile all in an effort to raise money for JDRF (that's the new name for what used to be called the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). All tips collected during the two hours the celebrity bartenders are there will go directly to JDRF. Customers are encouraged to pay in cash or with a check made out to JDRF. The money will go to help improve the lives of all people with Type 1 diabetes.

The VBGB Beer Garden is at 920 Hamilton St. next to the Fillmore and the TWC Amphitheatre; parking is free. Details:;