The couple was celebrating their wedding anniversary. Hofstetter said they ordered a dinner special, a crab artichoke appetizer and Long Island iced teas for $32.40.
Hofstetter was tipped $1,000 and a note that read, “Give something for kids.”
"I said, 'Thank you so much,'" Hofstetter told WXIN. "'You have no idea how much this means to me.'"
A few days later, Hofstetter ran into Clara Stanley, President of Brown County Enrichment for Teens Association Inc. She was working with a group of kids to raise money to build a skate park.
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Hofstetter donated her $1,000 tip to the effort, going toward the group’s $120,000 goal. So far, more than $16,000 has been raised. If the group raises $50,000 before Sept. 22, it will have the amount matched by the state in the form of a grant.
Those interested in donating can do so at the organization's skate park fundraising page.