Celebrity bartenders at Crazy Gringo raise money for Pan-Mass. Challenge

LACONIA — The second annual Celebrity Bartender event at The Crazy Gringo Saturday afternoon saw Pan-Massachusetts Challenge bike-a-thon competitors Rich Dow of Sanbornton and his brother, Mike, of Akron, Ohio, serving up drinks for three hours.
All of the tips, which largely came from the Lick Cancer Team from Watertown, Mass., whose members crowded into the popular Weirs Beach restaurant and watering hole, go towards the donations the brothers are raising for the Jimmy Fund, which has set a goal of raising $38 million this year.
The challenge features a two-day, 192 mile bike ride from Sturbridge, Mass., to Provincetown with hundreds of cyclists raising money in a variety of ways to support cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
It will be Rich's first Pan-Mass Challenge. His brother, Mike, took part in last year's event.
Team Lick Cancer, which started with three riders in 2005, now has 40 riders and a large support van with the Lick Cancer logo.
Additional funds were raised by nine-year-old Ellie Monahan of Watertown, Mass., who had her hair cut for Locks of Love, which also raises funds to fight cancer.

Rich Dow of Sanbornton and Mike Dow of Akron, Ohio, were celebrity bartenders at the Crazy Gringo on Weirs Beach Saturday afternoon as they raised funds for the Pan-Mass Challenge which benefits the Jimmy Fund. (Roger Amsden photo for the Laconia Daily Sun)

Nine-year-old Ellie Monahan of Watertown, Mass., looks at her hair which was cut by Shelley Brewer for Locks of Love at the Crazy Gringo at Weirs Beach Saturday as part of a fundraiser to fight cancer. (Roger Amsden photo for the Laconia Daily Sun