Café collected cash for a cause

Alissa Widman Neese
Jun 14, 2014


Huron's pop-up coffee shop certainly experienced a successful three-week stint this spring.

Happy Day Café, opened in honor of late Shawnee Elementary School principal Satanta "Tanny" Vonthron, aimed to serve up smiles to Huron residents, as well as donated snacks and coffee.

Vonthron died March 12 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

A trio of Huron women — Elizabeth Eytchison, Stacey Hartley and Sandy Schuh — created Happy Day Café in May to commemorate Tanny's notably positive outlook, symbolized by her trademark smiley faces.

All sales have benefited a scholarship fund established in Tanny's name.

As of June 7, its last day, the café collected about $5,600 for the Satanta Vonthron Scholarship Fund, Eytchison told the Register in an email Wednesday.

"Now that's some serious happy!" Hartley said in celebration on the café's Facebook page.



was this a secret or did they advertise?


There were flyers all over Huron--in Drug Mart, Cornell's, etc.


If they would have let people know about this they probably could have doubled that amount.

Jason Werling

worddrow811 and 2kids, 

We published a story in the May 28 schools page of the Register and online HERE.

The cafe may open again for select dates and if it does we will publish the information again.

If you are still interested in making a donation to the scholarship fund, you can do so here... Send checks for the Satanta Vonthron Memorial Scholarship Fund to Huron City Schools, 712 Cleveland Road East, Huron, Ohio, 44839. 



This was a wonderful place to visit! Hopefully they do open up again! Great job!!!