Hop Jack’s, the Klahanie restaurant where 22-year-old Mo Radcliffe worked, held a fundraiser for Radcliffe’s family on Tuesday evening. Radcliffe was killed in a hit-and-run on Jan. 25 at Beaver Lake Park. The event raised over $2,200 (Joe Livarchik/staff photo).

Hop Jack’s raises over $2,200 for family of Mo Radcliffe

On Tuesday evening, a packed house turned out at Hop Jack’s, the Klahanie restaurant where 22-year-old Mo Radcliffe worked.

The restaurant held a fundraiser for the family of Radcliffe, who was killed in a hit-and-run on Jan. 25 at Beaver Lake Park. The restaurant gave the family 20 percent of its sales from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to help with funeral expenses. The event raised over $2,200.

Susie Bauer, a marketing specialist with Hop Jack’s, said it was the busiest Tuesday night the Klahanie restaurant had seen. She added the restaurant experienced close to a record-breaking three hours in sales.

“It was very touching to the Hop Jack’s team to see so many from the community support Mo and his family,” Bauer said in an email.

Kevin Eggen, regional manager for Hop Jack’s, said Radcliffe had a lot of co-worker friends working Tuesday who wanted to be on hand so they could support the memory of their friend.

“When the accident happened to Mo, we felt this was the right thing to do and we wanted to help [his family] out as much as we could,” Eggen said.

Hop Jack’s general manager Tim Taniguchi called Radcliffe a calm and easygoing personality. He added that while Radcliffe could be quiet, he made some of his best friends while working at the restaurant.

“Mo was one of those guys who wouldn’t hurt a fly, just one of the nicest guys you’d ever meet,” Taniguchi said. “Everybody here is working their tail off to make as much money as we can for the family in the only way we know how.”

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