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Coffee crawl

Marquette Women’s Center to benefit

Dead River Coffee owner Theo McCracken, right, helps a costumer. (Journal file photo)

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Public Relations Student Society of America chapter will host the second annual Marquette Coffee Crawl on April 20.

Participants will have the option of participating during the following time slots: 8 to 10 a.m., 10 a.m. to noon and noon to 2 p.m. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Marquette Women’s Center in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a press release states.

The Marquette Coffee Crawl is designed to take its participants through some of the most beloved coffee shops in Marquette and taste test the top brews. Try samples, meet new people and venture around the city. “Crawlers” can embark on this coffee journey at their own pace, enjoy samples of the drinks and the atmosphere that each shop offers.

During the Marquette Coffee Crawl, participants will begin at the Upper Penninsula Children’s Museum and journey through Marquette taste testing local coffee houses’ top brews.

Tickets to the Marquette Coffee Crawl are priced at $13, equivalent to the cost of one night’s stay at the Marquette Women’s Center. Upgraded ticket packages are limited and avaible upon purchase.

“We have chosen this organization because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we would like to pair the timeliness of this event to the nationally recognized campaign,” PRSSA Vice-President Myah Tatay said in the release. “Sexual assault is a prominent issue on college campuses and in society as a whole, and we have a unique opportunity to support a local organization that helps to combat the trauma by empowering victims and survivors.”

Participating coffee shops in the Coffee Crawl include Java Bay, Cafe Allenatore, Contrast Coffee Co., The Crib, Baby Cakes Muffin Co., Velodrome Coffee Co., Cruise-N-Coffee and Dead River Roasting.

Tickets can be purchased through NMU Ticketing Services at tickets.nmu.edu.