North Laurel/savage

August 05, 1993

Flood victims to benefit from restaurant cookout

Sam & Elsie's Restaurant, a 38-year-old family-run eatery at 9994 Washington Blvd. in Laurel, is holding a Flood Aid Cookout on Sunday to raise funds for flood victims in the Midwest.

Beginning at 1 p.m., a $5 donation to Flood Aid will entitle participants to a cookout, door prizes and live music as well as karaoke. There also will be a cash wheel and a 50/50 raffle.

The restaurant will accept donations of money (cash, check or credit card), nonperishable food and toiletries to send to the Midwest.

The restaurant is well-known locally for providing a free Thanksgiving dinner to anyone desiring a meal. This tradition began in 1955 when Sam and Elsie Watts bought the restaurant. The current operators -- Agnes Faye Furr, the Watts' daughter, and her son Harvey Hall -- are now expanding on the restaurant's history of helping others.


*North Laurel: First block of Frances St.: Someone kicked in a front door between 12:35 p.m. and 12:55 p.m. Monday, and stole about $300. Police suspect the break-in was related to a domestic dispute.

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