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Carolina Cardona, Reporter
Printed: March 4, 2022, 9:31 AM
Up to date: March 4, 2022, 3:34 PM
Carolina Cardona, Reporter
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – After greater than a decade, a singular a part of Tayton O’Brians Irish pub in New Smyrna Seashore is coming down — actually greenback by greenback to assist somebody in want.
Over time, a whole bunch, possibly even 1000’s, of $1 payments have been stapled to the pub’s ceiling.
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“We haven’t taken any down (till now) and it was only a very vacationer factor to do. It was saying you have been a part of Tayton O’Brians, that you just have been right here to go to. Individuals do it each time they arrive down,” stated Brian Pemrick, proprietor of Tayton O’Brians.
On February 7, one of many pub’s bartenders, 25-year-old Elena Bradner, was on her technique to a physician’s appointment when she was injured in a crash involving a semitruck on Interstate 95.
“She’s completely household. She’s labored for us for years,” Pemrick stated. “We referred to as her instantly (and obtained) no reply. My spouse drove up I-95, discovered the Jeep totaled and rolled.”
Pemrick stated Bradner suffered a number of damaged bones.
“Two shoulders, six ribs, clavicle, toe, nostril and her complete backbone. I believe anyone else wouldn’t survive, however she — it’s Elena and she or he’s robust,” he stated.
As a gesture of assist and to assist out with medical bills, the pub is donating all the cash from the ceiling to Elena, whom Pemrick stated is a New Smyrna Seashore native and well-known locally.
“It’s first time (to drag the cash off the ceiling), so it’s sort of — for us, it’s lots of historical past, it’s lots of our prospects with all their reminiscences,” he stated. “She is part of the restaurant, so we’re simply giving again. Everyone’s come collectively. I imply, the quantity of emails and telephone calls that my spouse and I’ve gotten has been unbelievable. It’s loopy how one individual has reached so many individuals like that.”
On Sunday, a profit occasion with music and raffles will likely be held for Bradner on the pub. The occasion takes place from 2-8 p.m.
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Carolina Cardona highlights all Central Florida has to supply in her tales on Information 6 at 9. She joined Information 6 in June 2018 from the Telemundo station in Philadelphia.
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