Event: Thursday Night Throwdown: Put Rhett Back Together Again Edition

Rhett Harkins, general manager of Price Hill’s BLOC Coffee Company, plummeted 60 feet from a cliff while hiking Haystack Rock in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge on Dec. 14. The injuries he sustained in

Jan 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm
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BLOC Coffee latte

Rhett Harkins, general manager of Price Hill’s BLOC Coffee Company, plummeted 60 feet from a cliff while hiking Haystack Rock in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge on Dec. 14. The injuries he sustained included a broken ankle, femur, hand and shoulder, along with a shattered heel. Luckily, he did not seriously damage his spine or head.

“It could have been a 300-foot drop if I fell differently,” says Harkins, who returned to work Jan. 7. He currently needs the aid of a wheelchair. 

A fundraising competition for Harkins, titled the “Thursday Night Throwdown: Put Rhett Back Together Again Edition,” will pit local baristas’ latte-art skills against one another. The proceeds from registered contestants, along with any donations, will aid Harkins — who does not have medical insurance — with the mounting financial strain of hospital bills.

6 p.m. Thursday. Free; $5 keg buy-in. Deeper Roots Coffee, 7945 Elizabeth St., Mount Healthy, deeperrootscoffee.com.