Car wash in Nevada City raises about $4,700 for laid-off restaurant workers
We went to the benefit car wash at The ham stand in Nevada City this afternoon. It’s near our house. For $20 customers including us received a car wash, a delicious hot dog, and a local beer or Coca Cola (in the vintage-sized bottle). We are regulars at The ham stand, one of our favorite local butcher and sandwich shops.
All of the proceeds are going to local restaurant workers who have lost their jobs or experienced a sharp cutback in hours because of Covid-19. The benefit raised $4,686, according to organizers. It’s a reminder of our town’s “can do” and collaborative spirit.
Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.
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