As many of you know, we lost Hot Dog Heaven, a mainstay in the Amherst community to a fire in August 2020. As we have begun the rebuilding process, a local Amherst resident suggested we sell engraved patio pavers so the community could be part of the rebuilding process. The idea took shape and after speaking with the Mayor, School Superintendent, Athletic Director, and the Amherst Foundation we decided to create a perpetual scholarship awarded every year to a graduating senior. Every student will be eligible to apply for the scholarship. The student can fill out an application and explain their need or hardship for the scholarship. Just as Hot Dog Heaven had to overcome a fire to come back better and stronger, the hope is that this scholarship will help an Amherst Student do the same.
Hot Dog Heaven will purchase, engrave and install the pavers which will allow 100% of the tax-deductible donation to be put towards the scholarship. We are excited to team up with the Amherst Foundation which will collect the applications and award the yearly scholarship.
We at Hot Dog Heaven were overwhelmed with the outreach and support after the fire. We hope initiating this fundraiser and creating this scholarship will show how grateful we are to be in such a great community.