Kane’s Restaurant hosted a fundraiser Tuesday to raise money for the employees of Humpty Dumpty Restaurant which caught fire and sustained heavy damage Saturday the 7th of January. Owner John Kane says his wait staff came to him wanting to help out their friends and together they decided to donate all their tips from yesterday (Tuesday) to the staff of Humpty Dumpty and John Kane said he would match whatever they raised. The information went out over the local media and the community turned out yesterday to help.
“Fantastic! It was so overwhelming with the support, I just couldn’t believe it. It was standing room only. The girls raised a little over $1000 and I’m matching that. So I guess that’s what I’ll be giving to Humpty Dumpty.”
Kane says the generosity of his staff and the community is impressive.
“It was very nice. And I’ve got to tell you, out of all projects and promotions I’ve ever done, I’ve never been so overwhelmed. There hasn’t been a day gone by since we mentioned it that people have not called or come by and said something. It’s overwhelming, I mean every day. It’s really nice. It’s a nice community to live in.”
Kane says he is setting up a meeting to deliver the check this week and if you missed out on the chance to visit Kane’s yesterday John says a local jeweler donated a men’s watch to auction off for the cause. You can see it on the bar at Kane’s and make a bid for a good cause. John says the restaurant may be out of business for 6 months before being able to reopen.