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 original Surfin’ Spoon building, Dick Harper, suggested Jesse and Whitney bring the tradition back when they opened, and they did. Mr. Harper 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. Surfin’ Spoon decided they wanted all money to go somewhere special. Jesse and Whitney gracious chose Surfing For Autism.
They want to show their 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!