MASON, Mich. — The Mason Lions Club presented a check for the Mason Depot owners to help with the restoration of their home and restaurant.
The check presentation was on July 24 to aid in recovery of the depot. The check from the Lions Foundation was for $1500.
The Mason Depot Diner caught fire on July 1 in the afternoon after a fire started in the basement.
Multiple crews fought the flames for a couple of hours.
Owners, Kathy and Rod Hunt, who lived above the restaurant have had to find another place to live while the building gets cleaned up and restored.
The Mason Depot Diner was originally a railroad depot transformed into an eatery for pizza, burgers, and fries.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
A GoFundMe page has been created for the diner to help with the rebuild.
Or, anyone who cares to help can make a monetary donation in the form of cash or check, just call 517-449-0642. For more information, please direct any questions to SaveTheMasonDepot@gmail.com.
Hunt says he appreciates all of the support and looks forward to reopening for the community that's helped so much.
"We've had kids grow up here and grand kids work here and our own kids and stuff... it will be a long process but we will get through it, I hope," he said.
There hasn't been a date set for the reopening, but they are working to get there.
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