POINT PLEASANT — An event to honor the late Carolin Harris last weekend ended up in a full house and money raised to honor the Main Street matriarch.
The beans and hot dogs luncheon held at the The Meeting House, ended up raising $1,325 which will go toward establishing a permanent memorial for Harris which has yet to be decided. Members of the The Meeting House are meeting with the Main Street Merchants this week about possibly working together to come up with a fitting tribute to Harris who died last month.
“The Meeting House was full,” Jessica Kapp, an organizer of the event said, adding there was a steady stream of people all day. Many came to eat, some gained closure, some socialized, some just stopped by to donate, Kapp explained.
The event raised money by serving brown beans and hot dogs for donations only. There were over 300 hot dogs and about 40 pounds of brown beans prepared. Those visiting The Meeting House were also treated to the music of Sammy Doolittle who donated his time and talent.
Harris, who was a fixture in downtown Point Pleasant, worked to support the growth of downtown businesses and organizations and was part of the Main Street Merchants organization.
Harris operated Harris Steak House on Main Street for 48 years and was known around the world for her work organizing the Mothman Festival.
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