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Photos: Bootleggers Ball to Celebrate Covington Arts

Covington Arts hosted what it hopes will become an annual fundraiser.

The first annual Bootleggers Ball was held Saturday night at the BLDG on Pike Street. The event coincided with the eightieth anniversary of the repeal of the Volstead Act, or prohibition, in the United States.

A '20s/'30s theme was encouraged for guests who sampled cocktails from five talented Covington bartenders.

Cocktail expert Molly Wellman, owner of Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar in Mainstrasse Villagae and Japp's and Neon's in Cincinnati, was the featured guest and signed copies of her new book, Handcrafted Cocktails: The Mixologist's Guide to Classic Drinks for Morning, Noon, and Night.

Those who purchased VIP tickets to the event had a private event with Wellman and scored a limited edition poster commemorating the Bootleggers Ball, designed and printed at the BLDG.

The posted prominently features George Remus, King of the Cincinnati Bootleggers, who died in Covington.

Photos by The River City News