Dollars come down: Johnson Creek Tavern donates wallcovering to charity
What goes up, must come down.
When you walk into the Johnson Creek Tavern on Harbor Island the first thing that hits you is the decor. It’s tradition at the local eatery for patrons, locals and tourists alike, to post a bill to the wall or ceiling as a record of their visit to the popular island spot.
And many have.
Thousands have. In fact more than 13,350 have.
It was time for the money to come down on Saturday as the Tavern hosted a party for the removal of the dollars and their donation to the Honor Flight Network, which pays to transport WWII Vets to memorials in Washington, D.C. that have been erected in their honor.
25 local Marines from MCAS Beaufort joined in with a huge crowd of nearly 200 others to assist in the removal of the dollar bills from the walls and ceilings of the two dining rooms in the restaurant.
$13,350 in total was removed and donated. Well beyond the $8,000 to $10,000 originally estimated.
Tavern owner Jay Lloyd said, “It was an honor to make a contribution to such a great cause, our Veterans. We want to thank the Marines for all of their help today and to all of the volunteers and amazing customers for their donations and assistance.”
Did you have a dollar stapled to the wall? We know we did.
And, we’re glad to see it went to such a worthwhile cause.