There was an overwhelming response to the Fundraiser held at the Donut Haus Bakery in Springboro this past Saturday. The benefit was for the Ronnie Bowers family who lost their 16 year old son senselessly and tragically last week by a group of thug kids in Kettering. Owner Mike Hemmert said people started lining up at the shop at 5:50 AM to get in to buy donuts and coffee and put extra money in the donation container.
He said they baked around the clock Friday night and had 14 working Saturday morning to keep up with the crowds. He gives special thanks to his good friends Dave& Tracy who volunteered to wash dishes, pack orders, clean tables, whatever I asked them–they were on it.
Hemmert also shared, “one of the HS students that works for me–she was scheduled off that day and wanted to work “for free” that day–she stayed 8 hours and I added her salary to the donation–she also donated her cash tips. I have 23 incredible people on my staff now that stepped it up and never complained. I could go on and on…there was a true spirit of giving and magic in the air!’
And on Monday morning, Kettering Fairmont Principal Tyler Alexander picked up 50 dozen donuts for his district, which he pre-ordered Saturday so they could be part of the benefit.
With a special heartfelt THANKS to all of you Mike will be writing a check for $3,147.12 to this family to offset funeral costs and other family expenditures.