FOX19 - A benefit raised more than $11,000 to help rebuild the 185-year-old Rabbit Hash General Store after a fire tore through the building last month.
The "Rabbit Hash Bash" was the first major fundraiser planned and executed in less than 3 weeks after the fire by local business Colonel de Herbs & Spices.
Hundreds of supporters gathered at the new World Headquarters of Colonel De Herbs & Spices for the "Rabbit Hash Bash" event on March 12, 2016. This community event was created to help rebuild The Rabbit Hash General Store, which perished in a devastating fire on February 14, 2016.
The General Store has been in existence since 1831 The Store is listed on the National Registry of Historical places and houses memories for not only locals but also people from all over the country.
Included in that group was local business owner, De Stewart of Colonel De Herbs & Spices. He felt compelled to help after learning the General Store was a complete loss and insurance coverage was minimal.
"I was completely heartbroken after learning the news from my dear friend Don Clare," remarks De Stewart, the founder of Colonel De Herbs & Spices. Don Clare who is the President of the Rabbit Hash Historical Society, and Colonel De have spent many weekends together making and listening to music in Rabbit Hash.
"We are so thankful for this event and all the support we have been receiving since the fire," states Don Clare of the Rabbit Hash Historical Society. "We can't thank Colonel De and all these people here who have taken time out of their day to stop by and share stories with us. This is over the top."
All of the food was donated and the Rabbit Hash Bash was fortunate enough to "christen" local Restranteur Jim Dandy's pig roast. In attendance were Northern Kentucky Locals, elected politicians and media who have a passion for Rabbit Hash and the General Store.