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Old City’s Armada Bar goes to the dogs

July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015

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Contact: Natalie Bailey
Moxley Carmichael
(865) 544-0088


 ‘Yappy Hour,’ ‘Cats, Canines and Cabernet’ to benefit Young-Williams Animal Center

Armada Bar, a locally owned establishment at 116 S. Central St., in the Old City, has partnered with Young-Williams Animal Center for the second summer in a row to raise money for the shelter in August.

“Caring for the pets in our city is no easy task,” said Zachary Calfee, owner of Armada Bar. “We wanted to give back to an organization that does such an exceptional job in our community, and we’re doing just that by partnering with Young-Williams Animal Center in August.”

Each Thursday, Armada will host “Yappy Hour” with $1 of every specialized drink purchased donated to the shelter. Armada incorporates local ingredients into its handcrafted cocktails.

On Thursday, Aug. 20, from 5-8 p.m., Armada will host WATE-TV Channel 6’s Laura Halm as a celebrity bartender. All tips she makes that night will be donated to the center. Chris Sawyer, a local musician, will provide live music.

“It wouldn’t be possible to fulfill our mission and care for the 12,000 animals that come through our doors every year without community support like this from Armada Bar,” said Jeff Ashin, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center. “We hope all our supporters will visit Armada Bar throughout the month, but especially on Aug. 20. We can’t wait to see Laura behind the bar!”

About Young-Williams Animal Center

Young-Williams Animal Center reminds the community to please spay and neuter your pets.

The Young-Williams Animal Center is the official animal shelter for Knox County and the City of Knoxville. The center is a nonprofit organization, community-supported through public and private donations, that turns no animal away and is dedicated to the sheltering and placement of animals, general animal welfare, and public education of companion animal issues.

Young-Williams Animal Center is located off Sutherland Avenue at the entrance to John Tarleton Park at 3201 Division St. Young-Williams Animal Village is located at 6400 Kingston Pike adjacent to Deane Hill Drive. Both locations are open seven days a week from noon-6 p.m.

For more information about Young-Williams Animal Center, including detailed driving directions, call 865-215-6599 or visit