Whether it's finding ways to help out around the community or ways to support her staff, Brittan Moore is always up for the challenge.
Nominations for Sunnyside Spirit focused on the renovations that Moore has done with Bob’s Drive-In, though she has done so much more within the community besides that.
“She is very supportive of her high school employees and donates to many funds,” Norma Robideau said in her nomination.
Moore is originally from the Lower Valley - born and raised in Sunnyside - and though she did leave Sunnyside for a while, it wasn’t for long.
Moore made her return to Sunnyside in 2010 and since then she has always found ways that she could help around the community.
Whether it's competing in eating contests or selling burgers for a cause, Moore has always found a way to support those in the community.
Along with fundraising for different causes within the community, Moore found a way to play a more direct role within the city.
Moore originally became a member of the Planning Commission for the City of Sunnyside in 2015 and has continued to play a role within the department to this day, she currently holds the position of chair.
Though one way that people in the community may recognize Moore by is through the recent purchase of Bob’s Drive-In.
Moore, along with her husband Joe Tovar, purchased the business from the previous owners Mary and Bob Van De Graff earlier this year, they held the Grand reopening in April for outdoor seating with indoor seating being opened in July.
The renovations within Bob’s give an inside look to Sunnyside's history. Spread across the walls are newspaper clippings sharing past stories with seating made from old high school bleachers.
Moore has found many ways to share Sunnyside’s history to ensure that it would be remembered.
The purchase of Bob’s also brought more ways that she could help out around the community.
Whether you choose to get the Firehouse, the Blackened Blue Cheese or the Smorgy Burger, you’ll be in some way benefitting an organization within the community. Portions of the proceeds from the burgers either benefit the Sunnyside Police Department, Fire Station or the VFW.
“It’s just a really good way to reach out. It’s simple and it doesn’t cost me anything,” Moore said. “I would like to challenge more businesses to do the same.”
Along with having burgers that benefit others, Moore has also found ways to support her staff. Moore offers jobs to high school student, and encourages them to maintain a C average in their grades. Students who are able to receive A’s are awarded $100 for each A.
Moore has found many ways to show her Sunnyside Spirit in the way that she gives back to the community and keeps Sunnyside history alive.
“If we all work together, we can help each other out,” Moore said.
Kennia Perez can be contacted at 509-837-4500 ext. 110 or at KPerez@sunnysidesun.com
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