Slider Café raises funds for fire department


March 22, 2023

Bill Reynolds

FIRED UP FOR HOOK & LADDER – The Slider Café crew served up orders with all the bells and whistles last weekend, especially when diners left spare change and extra cash at the firefighters' boot stand. The donations plus a percentage of the over $1,000 in ticket receipts to benefit La Conner Hook & Ladder – prompted the kind of repeated noisy celebrations one would expect at an Irish Pub on St. Paddy's Day. But thanks to the Slider's team, goodwill was far more common here on Saturday and Sunday than finding four-leaf clovers. Exuding the caring and sharing spirit were, front row, from left: Kimberly Howell, Addie McLemore, and café owner Pat Ball; and back row, left to right: Sheryl Moses, Kelly Price, Skyler McKay, Levi Howell, and Brian Minch.

The Slider Café crew got its kicks out of passing the boot on behalf of La Conner Hook & Ladder last weekend.

Slider's diners were invited on Saturday and Sunday to toss spare change and extra dollars as donation into La Conner firefighter boots placed near the front counter.

When that happened, owner Pat Ball and his staff – all of whom wore tee-shirts bearing the Hook & Ladder logo,with a couple wearing superhero capes – enthusiastically rang bells, blew whistles and led cheers to acknowledge each donation.

The hoopla caught some by surprise.

"They would usually ask what...

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