Beer to be served at Spring Fling

ABRA OKs sale of $2 beers at annual concert

by Amanda D'Ambra

Program Board will sell beer at this year's Spring Fling 2011.

PB received the go-ahead to serve alcohol Wednesday afternoon after obtaining the required license through the University's Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education and the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.

Program Board Executive Chair Wesley Callahan said other student organizations have sought approval to serve alcohol at previous events in University Yard, but officials rejected the idea.

Beer will only be sold between 4 and 7 p.m. and will be restricted to the area in front of the GW Jacob Burns Law Library patio steps.

Tonic Restaurant and Bar and Foggy Bottom Grocery will provide all food and beverages for the event. Beers will be sold for $2 each.

The University agreed to let Program Board sell alcohol at Spring Fling 2011 after several events in Anniversary Park served alcohol without incident, Callahan said.

With the sale of alcohol at the event, PB anticipates a larger crowd at this year's spring fling, Callahan said.

"I think this will give upperclassmen and graduate students who have not previously been part of the event a reason to come. We are trying to attract a wider sector of the GW community and make it an enjoyable event for everyone," Callahan said.

This story was updated April 14, 2011 to Due to incorrect informed from a source, The Hatchet inaccurately reported that alcohol would be restricted to the Law School patio steps. In fact, it will be contained to the area in front of the steps.

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