Margaritas Make a Difference on Cape Cod

Here’s something you can feel good about this month. On Thursday, February 22nd, you can celebrate National Margarita Day among friends while also supporting a terrific community organization. And as a bonus, you might also take home several hundred dollars’ worth of prizes!

GUAPO’s Tortilla Shack in Orleans, together with Nauset Disposal, Bayside Tent and Cape Cod Broadcasting Media, will host a National Margarita Day bash from 6-9 PM with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands. A $10 donation to the non-profit organization (made at the door) comes with access to the party and food and drink samples. The evening will also include fun activities like “sombrero decorating”, food stations and a heated outdoor tent.

Highlighting the event will be the annual drawing for the “Blizzard Barrel”, a 95-gallon Nauset Disposal toter filled to the brim with everything you could possibly need to survive a blizzard…and then some! Dozens of local businesses have contributed items and gift cards to the barrel. The barrel will also contain a Margarita Kit complete with top shelf tequila and glassware, three months of residential trash service from Nauset Disposal, and a surfboard. The complete prize list is continually growing and will be updated on GUAPO’s Facebook page at Chances are $10 each or three for $20 and can be purchased at or in the restaurant. Tickets will also be sold at the party. One lucky winner will roll home the ENTIRE tote of goodies (although you don’t have to be present to win)!

“Big Brothers Big Sisters is a tremendous organization,” said GUAPO’s owner Kyle Parker. “They’re making a tangible difference in the lives of hundreds of youths in our local community. We hope to raise some significant funds for them at this event. Just as importantly, we want to help them recruit more volunteers, particularly here on the Lower Cape where there’s a great need for mentors.”

“We are so thankful to GUAPO’s, Nauset Disposal, and the many other community minded businesses who are contributing to this awesome event,” said JR Mell, Regional Director for BBBS. “With 92 kids currently waiting for a mentor on the Cape & Islands, events like this help us to raise awareness, and the funding needed, to ensure at-risk youth in our community can thrive!”

Added Shawn Delude, President of Nauset Disposal: “We are proud to be partnering with Guapo’s again for National Margarita Day in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters. We feel fortunate to collaborate with many local businesses who share the same vision as we do: to help create brighter futures, a stronger community, and make a positive impact on children’s lives while empowering them to achieve in the future.”

Prior to the party, Guapo’s will host free Tequila 101 sessions from 12-4 PM. Experts in the field of tequila will offer fun and informative talks and tastings from the Lunazul line. Reservations are not required, so all who are over 21 years-old are invited to drop in.

The National Margarita Day party is part of GUAPO’s long-standing “GUAPO’s GIVES” initiative, through which they raise thousands of dollars annually for local non-profit groups. GUAPO’s is located at 136 Route 6A (Staples Plaza) in Orleans with a second seasonal location in Brewster. For more information, visit, or call 508-255-3338.

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