WJHL news team to ride mechanical bull in BucHunger Challenge

The non-profit community restaurant has a fixed menu with suggested prices. Those who can't pay can volunteer on clean-up duty.

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) This Thursday, people in Johnson City will do something rather unique to support a beloved cafe’ that serves anyone regardless of their ability to pay.

They’ll ride a mechanical bull.

Organized by the ETSU College of Communications, the 2015 BucHunger Challenge will raise money to benefit One Acre’ Café. The restaurant at 603 West Walnut Street in downtown Johnson City has the mission “to nourish the body, replenish the spirit, and grow the community so that all might be fed.”

The non-profit community restaurant has a fixed menu with suggested prices. Those who can’t pay can volunteer on clean-up duty. “We know times are tough – if you have trouble paying the suggested donation, we encourage you to volunteer and save your money for other necessities,” according to the cafe’s website.

In the BucHunger Challenge, teams raise money through using the crowdwise.com website. As a thanks for the donations, team members will take a turn on a mechanical bull at an event on the ETSU campus.

News Channel 11 will has a team participating in the 2015 BucHunger Challenge. “We’ve covered the One Acre’ Café since it was just a great idea,” said news anchor Josh Smith. “I’m pretty sure none of us are that confident in our bull-riding skills, but we’re willing to try if it helps the cafe’.”

“The real fun will begin when Kasey Marler rides the bull.” Smith said. “My money is on Kasey.”

To donate to Team WJHL, click HERE.

To learn more about One Acre Cafe’ click HERE.

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