Stick a quarter in the ceiling, make a wish, and when it falls down, the wish comes true. Okay that’s not totally true…

For real though, back in the 1960’s, when this place was the Jockey’s Ridge Restaurant, people put change in the ceiling as a way to tip the servers. The owner of the building, Dick Harper, suggested we bring the tradition back when we opened, and we did. He put the first quarters in the ceiling, and people have been following his gesture ever since.

Once winter arrives, the heat turns on, the wood shrinks, and the money falls. We decided we wanted all money to go somewhere special.  Surfing For Autism is an annual surfing event that we care about and volunteer with.  It’s an honor to be a part of it and help awesome kids learn to surf. 

We want to show our love… show your love too- stick quarters in the ceiling next time you’re in the shop!  Since 2013, Surfin’ Spoon and it’s customers have donated over $18,000. Yewww!

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