Gene supplies the food for a "tailgate party" for the NEO A&M football team after the spring scrimmage. He participates in the "Feed the Players" program the local restaurants do for the high school team. He provides the refreshments for the Paralyzed Veterans turkey hunt. He sponsors two baseball teams, a softball team and soccer team. He provided the food for the Boy Scouts working on their God & Country badge.
Of course Gene couldn't do all that he does without great help. His daughter, Gayle, has taken over some of the responsibility of running the restaurant. She has worked for her dad for a long time starting while she was in school. She has raised her three children and now has a granddaughter that will soon be a year old. She worked her senior year of high school in the B. F. Goodrich office on a work study program.