OPERATION PULL DOWN

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$1 bills removed from bar’s walls, ceiling will go to Honor Flight for WWII veterans

By BOB SOFALY


A small army of volunteers helped take down stapled one dollar bills from the walls, ceiling and just about everywhere else one might think of to attach a dollar bill during Operation Pull Down on Saturday at Johnson Creek Tavern.

Diners at Johnson Creek Tavern typically sign dollar bills and staple them to the walls and ceiling of the restaurant. Coleman White, co-owner of the popular restaurant and bar near Hunting Island, said the bills are removed each year and donated to charity.

“In 2018, we donated more than $17,000 to the Honor Flight for World War II veterans,” he said.

The money will go to Honor Flight Savannah, where it will defray the expenses for veterans to visit Washington, D.C. on April 24–26 to see the nation’s war memorials.

All totaled, White said over the last few years Johnson Creek Tavern has donated more than $51,000 to charity, all from dollars bills stapled to its walls.

Above: Money seems to be falling from the ceiling of Johnson Creek Tavern as volunteers work in other rooms to remove thousands of dollar bills destined to be donated to charity. Here, Craig Bowman, center, removes some of the money from a window frame covered with dollar bills. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

 

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