Fish fry fundraiser for Elrama Tavern owners and employees

A fish fry fundraiser was held on Friday to raise money for a Washington County tavern that burned down in March. Watch the report: click on the video player above. The fry from the Floreffe fire station on State Street sold out around 1 p.m. Organizers said 765 sandwiches were sold. The money will help owners and employees affected by the fire at Elrama Tavern on Route 837. The building was reduced to rubble following the March 31 fire. Susie Grimm, the owner of the Elrama Tavern, said the support from the community was overwhelming. said, “I can’t really understand all of this. I always say I have no idea. I’m like, ‘God, why am I so lucky?’ Lauren Tatton was a bartender at the company. She saw the flames when the fire broke out and told everyone to get out, including a firefighter who was eating at the restaurant. She said: “I just went down to the back, and I looked outside and saw just flames under our patio. I started yelling at everyone get everyone out. Fire, fire, fire. I just ran through the lower basement through the flames and got some nice reminders on my arms. “His scars may remind him of hard times, but the fundraiser is a lasting memory of feeling uplifted for a raffle. People bought pastries and cash donations went to the fundraiser. fund.” A restaurant gave us $1,000. It’s just overwhelming,” said Nanette Withers, who was a cook at the tavern. The 15-year-old donated a check for more than $11,000 which he raised through a GoFundMe page. Grimm said said she planned to try to rebuild the business.

A fish fry fundraiser was held on Friday to raise money for a Washington County tavern that burned down in March.

Watch the report: click on the video player above.

The fry from the Floreffe fire station on State Street sold out around 1 p.m. Organizers said 765 sandwiches were sold.

The money will help owners and employees affected by the fire at Elrama Tavern on Route 837. The building was reduced to rubble following the March 31 fire.

Susie Grimm, the owner of the Elrama Tavern, said the support from the community was overwhelming.

She said, “I can’t quite understand all of this. I always say I have no idea. I’m like, ‘God, why am I so lucky?'”

Lauren Tatton was a bartender at the company. She saw the flames when the fire broke out and told everyone to leave, including a firefighter who was eating at the restaurant.

She said: “I just got down to the bottom, looked out and saw just flames under our deck. I started yelling at everyone everyone get out. Fire, fire, fire . I just ran through the basement through the flames and got some nice encores on my arms.”

Her scars may remind her of tough times, but fundraising is a lasting memory of feeling uplifted.

Eighty baskets were also donated to be auctioned off for a raffle. People bought baked goods and cash donations went to the fundraiser.

“A restaurant gave us $1,000. It’s just overwhelming,” said Nanette Withers, who was once a cook at the tavern.

A 15-year-old donated a check for over $11,000 which he raised through a GoFundMe page.

Grimm said she plans to try to rebuild the business.

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