Dine to donate through Hotel Millersburg on Give Back Mondays

Dine to donate through Hotel Millersburg on Give Back Mondays

Hotel Millersburg, built in 1824 as a stagecoach stop and tavern, has been owned for two years by Karen and Dave Patterson.


A local hotel wants to give back to its community.

Hotel Millersburg, built in 1824 as a stagecoach stop and tavern, has been owned for two years by Karen and Dave Patterson. It hosts 32 guest rooms, many of which feature Victorian era decor, many antiques, historical documents and photos and is also well known as a quilters’ retreat center.

It has two large banquet rooms, The Lincoln Room and The Buckeye Room. Its tavern, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to locals and visitors, is starting a new initiative, Give Back Mondays, which will allow patrons to dine to donate.

“The owners have been living and working here, and have sensed the goodness and generousity of the people of Millersburg and Holmes County,” said Jim Nesbaum, community liasion. “They wanted to give back to the local community and came to me to ask what can we do.”

Nesbaum came up with the idea of Give Back Mondays. The hotel has chosen four organizations in the county to help through this new fundraiser. Each organization will have one Monday a month for the next 12 months, in which anyone who comes in for food during the tavern’s dining hours, will have 10 percent of their check above operating expenses, donated to the organization.

“Ten percent of the profits for the day will go to the organization,” said Nesbaum. “(The organizations) don’t have to do anything except publicize it through their website or Facebook. We take care of the rest.”

The hotel plans on putting the word out about this new fundraiser through local media, as well as their own website and Facebook.

“It can be people from the community (donating) or visitors at the hotel from out of town,” Nesbaum said. “Anyone who comes in to eat will help.”

Additionally, the hotel will have brochures about the organization they are helping available for patrons. “That way, if people want to learn more, they can, and maybe that will lead to more donations,” said Nesbaum.

The program will kick off on Monday, Aug. 5, with OneEighty Crisis Center as the beneficiary. The organization assists in domestic violence and sexual assault victims’ services, substance abuse and addiction services, mental health services, housing and support services and more.

On Monday, Aug. 12, the Darb Snyder Senior Center will receive the donations. The center also assists with Meals on Wheels. “They take care of our seniors’ needs that fall through the cracks,” said Nesbaum.

H-15 Ministries will be the featured organization on Monday, Aug. 19, a youth ministry in Millersburg. It aims to be a safe place for teenagers to visit with a game room, hobby stations and eventually a theater.

Teens can also receive mentoring, counseling and tutoring there. Afuture goal is to build a shelter for the juvenile court, as many are released with nowhere to go.

The final organization to be sponsored on Monday, Aug. 25 is the Church of God Food Pantry, west of Millersburg. The food pantry is open from 1-4 p.m. on Fridays and also participates in a Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. More than 200 children receive two breakfasts, two lunches and two snacks on Fridays through the pantry.

The four organizations will rotate Mondays through the next 12 months, and after that, the hotel will evaluate the program further.

The tavern serves a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including eggs, a breakfast muffin, pancakes and french toast, sandwiches, soups and appetizers, as well as New York strip steak, entree salads, grilled pork chops, and their house specialty, mushroom chicken.

For more information, visit the hotel’s website at hotelmillersburg.com.

Hotel Millersburg is located at 35 W. Jackson St., in downtown Millersburg.

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