Damron's Restaurant may not have a permanent roof at the moment, but that isn't stopping Gloria Damron and her crew from serving breakfast Saturday morning.

The severe storms that tore through town Wednesday evening also tore the entire roof off the local restaurant, causing the restaurant to close for a couple days while Damron, her family and multiple friends helped clean up and secure a tarp over the building.

By Friday afternoon, a donation account had been set up with Citizens Tri-County Bank for repair costs and Damron was getting ready to open up for breakfast Saturday morning.

Damron said she was given the "all-clear" to open Saturday morning, and her plan was to be able to serve breakfast for the first time in three days.

Donation account

According to Angie Smotherman at Citizens Tri-County Bank, the account isn't only available at the Tullahoma locations. All branches of the bank have been notified of the account number and are ready to accept any donations made to the restaurant.

Just notify the bank teller you wish to donate to Damron's Restaurant, and they will add your donation to the savings account.

"This account is only going to be used for this purpose and this purpose only," Smotherman told The News.

Citizens Tri-County Bank has offices in Tullahoma, Decherd, Morrison, McMinnville and Cowan, as well as numerous locations in Grundy and Sequatchie counties and beyond.

If you or anyone you know would like to make a donation to the Damron's Restaurant fund, visit any Citizens Tri-County Bank locations.

There are three branches in Tullahoma: 501 W. Lincoln St., 701 Kings Lane and 201 N. Jackson St. For other branch locations, visit https://www.ctcbonline.com/index.php/locations.

Erin McCullough may be reached at emccullough@tullahomanews.com.

Staff Writer

Erin McCullough has won awards for her news reporting, community lifestyles and education reporting in the three years she's been a journalist. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and currently lives in Tullahoma with her cat, Luna.

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