Passing this info on... Art's Place is a "must-eat" place on our list every year and Art &Bill have always been very very kind.
I am a family member of local business owners Art Glidden and Bill Askew of Art’s Place in Kitty Hawk, NC. Tragically, the restaurant was badly damaged in a fire late last week and the business has had to suspend until repairs can be made. In the meantime, they have lost their livelihood and a source of funding for the Christmas Joy Fund, which they have run for more than two decades. In an effort to get them back on their feet quickly and keep the Joy Fund growing, several community members are planning fund raisers for the next two weekends. We’re calling on the community to come together and give support to these two big-hearted men who have given so much to the community for many, many years.
There are two fundraisers occurring:
Friday July 14 at 3pm, there will be a Backyard BBQ in the backyard of Art’s Place restaurant at MP 2.5 on the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk. Plates are by donation (min $5 suggested) and will include a choice of hamburger, hot dog or NC BBQ sandwich, with chips, a side and a drink. Their will be live music and beer available for purchase. Raffle tickets will be sold or a raffle to be held the following weekend for a range of items as well.
Friday and Saturday, July 21-22 from 10am-4pm there will be a large Yard Sale with music and other fun held in the parking lot of Kitty Hawk WalMart. Items available for sale will include furniture, household goods, clothing, and much much more. This will be huge! Everyone is invited to come down to WalMart and support our neighbors. The sale is cash and carry so everyone is encouraged to bring their trucks and trailers with them! We will hold a raffle on Saturday, July 22, for items to be announced shortly. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
Donations are being sought for the following:
--food and supplies for the BBQ on Friday July 14, please call for updated list of what is needed
--people to help us set up, run the events and clean up, for both weekends
--donated goods to be included in the yard sale event on July 21-22
--Items to include in the raffle
--Your time and your help in any way you can!
There are 3 ways to let us know you want to help---Contact Brandi at 252-202-1353, Drop donated goods off at Art’s Place, or just come on down to eat, shop or pitch in!
I am hoping there is some way you might be able to include the above announcements in your paper, either online or print, to get the word out about these events. Art and Bill have given so much to our community; supporting local law enforcement and firemen, spreading smiles to children and families during the holidays through the Christmas Joy Fund, raising their families on the Outer Banks, providing a wonderful landmark which visitors and locals alike remember fondly and forever. Help us get them back on their feet!
See you there