The Krebs, located at 53 W Genesee Street in Skaneateles, New York, has announced that it will be hosting its next “guest bartenders with a mission” charity event April 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Molly Matott, meteorologist for CNY Central, and Nick Pirro, former Onondaga County Executive, will be the guest bartenders with all tips to be donated to McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center in recognition of national child abuse prevention month.
“Child abuse is at an epidemic level nationally and we all need to do our part to bring awareness and provide resources for those assisting in the prevention of abuse. We are honored to help raise money for such a tremendous organization that is making an impact in our local community. All of the tips generated from the event will go directly to the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center and we encourage everyone to come out to support a great cause while enjoying time with friends,” comments Kim Weitsman, owner of The Krebs restaurant.
McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center (CAC), nationally accredited, is the leading child abuse organization in Onondaga County. The operation of a child advocacy center in Onondaga County was just a dream 17 years ago. Faced with a fragmented system that brought children from agency to agency to endure multiple, sequential interviews, the organization was established in 1998 to take the first steps in improving services for child victims of sexual and physical abuse. In 2011, the dream of a true multidisciplinary team was realized with the opening of the current 30,000-square-foot facility on East Genesee Street in Syracuse where children referred to the Advocacy Center for suspected sexual abuse or severe physical abuse are able to get the services that they need for evaluation, treatment, and recovery in one safe, child-friendly location. The multidisciplinary team, representing various disciplines (law enforcement, child protective services, victim advocacy, mental health, medical, and prosecution) work collaboratively from the point of report to assure the most effective coordinated response possible for every child.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country. 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
After a $5 million acquisition and world class renovation, The Krebs restaurant re-opened its doors in August 2014 with a world class menu and culinary team hand selected from around the country. Under the new ownership, The Krebs has won a number of awards over the past year, including the prestigious Wine Spectator Two Glass award for the restaurant’s extensive wine collection. The Krebs is a historic restaurant founded in 1899 by Fred and Cora Krebs. The restaurant has been a popular landmark in Skaneateles for over 100 years serving past presidents, dignitaries, and celebrities. The Krebs has gone through an extensive renovation while preserving the history and beauty guests have grown accustomed to. The Krebs focuses on a farm to table concept utilizing fresh hand-picked local ingredients and the highest quality meats and seafood available.