2012-04-14 / Front Page


Benefit raises money for flooded restaurant
By Scott Rawdon

Photos by Scott Rawdon Photos by Scott Rawdon BUCKEYE LAKE– Supporters of Clay’s Café raised nearly $5,000 Tuesday night to help the Hebron restaurant cover damages it received during a March flood.

“ People were extremely generous and fun was had by all,” said Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce Director of Member Services Jodi Miller. The chamber, of whom Clay’s Café owners Glenna and Mark Jones are long standing members and Glenna serves as secretary/ treasurer, sponsored the event at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club, which included a silent and live auction and a 50-50 raffle to raise money. The March Hebron flood caused roughly $25,000 damage to Clay’s, which insurance did not cover.

Unfortunately, a family emergency prevented Glenna and Mike Jones from attending the benefit. “I spoke with Glenna and she was ecstatic and very touched again by the support the community showed her and Mark,” said Miller. “We love them and Clay’s is a place we wouldn’t want to be without.”

Miller said in addition to those who donated auctioned items, the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club donated the space, the Pizza Cottage donated food, and Tim Hughes donated his auctioneer talents. DJ Randy Rocks with Paul Clark and members of the Paul Clark Party Band provided entertainment.

Miller said she was amazed at the outpouring of generosity from the tri- county area and added that all proceeds from the event went to Clay’s Café..

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