Kingston Order Bombers Impact Local Restaurants
Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians are making a difference in the Covid-starved bottom lines of local restaurants.  On Wednesday Mar 10, the group, known as the Kingston Order Bombers, ganged up on the Kingston Ale House, to double the Ale House business that evening.  Ditto, Thursday, Mar 18 at Kingston's Kafe Neo, where the Greek-themed restaurant reported twice as many tickets at usual.
Next "target" of the order bombers is Scratch Kitchen in Port Gamble.  Target date is Friday, Mar 26.  If ever you needed assurance about this program, please read the following passages from a recent email from Scratch Kitchens owner, Lisa Ledbetter.  
“With the first shutdown last March, I honestly didn’t think we’d make it.  We tried takeout, but more money was being spent on the gas and electricity, than sales would cover so we shut it down.  So much food got wasted  We froze what we could and then just gave out what was going to go bad.  Thousands of dollars worth.  It was devastating.”
 “This was my dream.  My livelihood.  I put all my blood, sweat, tears, and money into it.  I’m not a corporation, or have deep pocketed financial backing.  It’s just me.  I put my life savings into building it.”
 “Our summer sales were where our winter sales usually are because of the limited seating, but we adjusted overhead and made it work.  We were just so glad to be back open.  The the next shutdown happened.”
“We opened back up at the end of February but did it slowly so we could build revenue.  Again most of our employees waited for us and came back.  Our biggest hurdle now is finding staff.  It has been a huge struggle to find kitchen staff.  We are very grateful to be back open and hope we just continue moving forward, no more going backwards.”

Scratch Kitchen will be open for Kingston Order Bombers Friday, Mar 26, with a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu.  8a - 8p.  If Lisa Ledbetter’s words inspire you, share this widely with family, friends, and neighbors.  And join the action up in Port Gamble next Friday.

    The Order Bombers are looking for two-for’s out of the program.  Just across the street from Scratch Kitchen is House 11 Taproom and Bottle Shop.  Before or after your visit to Scratch drop in….they will be open Noon to 5p.  They feature wines from grapes organically and biodynamically grown, grapes from small producers, with a wide selection of bottles from around the world not in grocery stores.  In the beer aisle you’ll find a hearty selection of beers from around the northwest.

    Rotary coordinator for this event is Chris Gilbreath.  Tell Chris you’ll be there at 360-710-4521.  Or you can indicate your participation at our new email address:  Then make dine-in arrangements with Scratch at 360-930-0550, call in takeout from the following breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.

What to do with your Coronavirus aid money
     President Biden recently signed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package into law.  Under its terms, the new law will provide a $1400 check to most Americans.  For some, this is vitally needed to help with rents and mortgages, food, car payments, and the like.  
     For many who receive the $1400,  the money is not needed to meet immediate needs.  It is, in a sense, "found money."  Your Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club requests that those folks give consideration to using their found money to help those in the community who need it through charitable gifts to local organizations that help those in need. Maybe they join the 100% Club by giving it all to charity around here.  Or, the 50% Club.  Or maybe they would like to join our Kingston Order Bombers each week buying food and services from local businesses.  OK.  Go ahead.  Buy a new golf club.  Or a new outfit.  But give the rest to ShareNet, or Kitsap Homes of Compassion, or the Boys and Girls Club.  Or become an Order Bomber.

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