By Jessie Eden
Everyone likes the word 'FREE', especially when it comes with a special mission...such as supporting the Fort Thomas business community.
Bilinda Benton with Fort Thomas Jewelers has made it their mission to pass along some positive vibes to other Fort Thomas businesses by paying for random customers' bills.
The #TipItForward campaign, which also uses #dontbreakthechain, encourages people to frequent local businesses in town for a chance to win a free meal. "The idea is to help out local businesses that have taken a hit during the pandemic and spread the love," said Bilinda.
The winners are then encouraged to #tipitforward to support workers with a tip on the balance they would have paid.
The first recipients? Fred and Suzanna Drapp who decided to stop for a bite to eat at Midway Cafe. Fred and Suzanna are new to Fort Thomas and at the end of their meal, they were surprised to find out that their bill was paid for by Fort Thomas Jewelers! "They were SO surprised. It's such a great idea and we were so happy to participate," said Midway Cafe co-owner Erika Kraus, "They were so sweet and thanked us and Fort Thomas Jewelers."
The best part? Fort Thomas Jewelers has committed to donating up to $350 towards these efforts AND several other restaurants in town are participating in the campaign. So, head on out and get something to eat...and you may get a free meal.
Thanks to Fort Thomas Jewelers, owners Vince and Renai Keairns!