Local ‘celebrities’ donate ‘Tips for Kids’ Sake’ for Big Brothers Big Sisters

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“Willie Nelson” and “Pat Benatar” were among the “celebrity waiters” who served patrons at two Ponte Vedra restaurants last week, donating their tips to Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County.

The 22nd Annual Tips for Kids Sake campaign saw local community leaders assisting patrons at both Aqua Grill and Bogey Grille, with all tips collected being donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. And following the theme of “legendary rock stars,” several waiters dressed to impress.

“Tips is always such a fun time,” said Development Director Teresa Andrews, who noted the program was occurring at two dozen restaurants across St. Johns County. “Folks coming to the event not only eat a great meal, they have a great time watching their Celebrity Waiter serve them and have fun giving them a hard time. The entertainment of having a friend or family member as a Celebrity Waiter often provides additional reason to leave a big tip/donation.”

At Bogey Grille, celebrity waiters included members of the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach, including Vincent Grassia, Bruce Jones, Lorraine Dorsa, Kevin Flanigan, Derek Prince, George McCaughan and David Dunlap. At Aqua Grill, servers included Eden Kendall of 99.9 Gator Country; Amber Payne of Mint Magazine; Brian Anderson of Fluffy Cuts; and Michael Lenahen, Jeff Brecko, Bryant Eulenfeld and Julie Shafer of Aurora Custom Builders.

A second “Tips for Kids Sake” event will be held at Bogey Grille Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds from the events will support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ efforts to provide mentors to hundreds of local children.

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