Thursday, November 20, 2014

Crawford looking to give back

Bob Crawford vividly remembers Christmas in 1966, the year his father died, and how friends, family, and the community came together to ensure they had everything they needed for the holiday season.
“Without them, there wouldn’t have been a Christmas for us,” he recalled, noting he was just nine years old at the time.

“I’ve never forgotten that.”
Now Crawford wants to give back to the community.
“Times are getting tougher . . . and I just want to help out,” he reasoned.
So he’s issuing a challenge to businesses and individuals throughout the community.
Crawford is encouraging people to come in for a $5 breakfast at his Scott Street restaurant, The Kitchen Table. And for each customer who comes in, he’ll put a food item into a bag.
“I’ll just fill up as many bags as I can,” he remarked, adding the food will be given to the “Stuff-a-Cruiser” campaign and local food banks.
Even though the “Stuff-a-Cruiser” event goes this Saturday here and in Emo, Crawford intends to keep adding food items until closer to Christmas, whenever it’s convenient for the food to be delivered.
Breakfast at The Kitchen Table, which includes ham, bacon, or bologna with two eggs, toast, and a beverage, usually goes for $4.95 plus tax.
But over the next few weeks, Crawford will make the price a flat $5.
“Just come and have something to eat,” he said. “It doesn’t have to be for breakfast—it’s just my specialty.”
Crawford’s challenge also is in celebration of the restaurant’s two-year anniversary, which took place last month.
“It’s just in appreciation of our years here,” he explained. “We’re not a big-time business, but I’d like to see how much response I can get.
“I just hope everyone comes out,” he added. “It just feels like it’s time to do something.”
The Kitchen Table, located at 335 Scott St., is open for breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m.-2 p.m.

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