Sale of July 4 apparel to benefit firefighters foundation

Grand marshal Shubert Ho wants to thank those who helped extinguish fire near business
By Brian Soergel | Jun 05, 2019
Courtesy of: Feed Me Hospitality

Edmonds restaurateur Shubert Ho, who last month was named the 2019 grand marshal of the An Edmonds Kind of 4th parade, recently had a close call at one of his restaurants, Bar Dojo, when a shed fire briefly threatened 5 Corners Plaza.

Now, in a gesture of support for firefighters who quickly extinguished the flames, Ho is selling Edmonds July 4 apparel on his website at

One hundred percent of all profits from sales will go to the South County Firefighters Foundation IAFF Local 1828, which supports the Families of Firefighters, the community and local scholarships.

“Usually, the 4th of July marks the start of the hot season,” Ho said, “so what better way to celebrate than to donate to those who are responsible for keeping us safe while we enjoy the glorious Northwest summer?”

Ho, who along with business partner Andrew Leckie owns two other restaurants in Edmonds – Salt & Iron and Mar•Ket Fishmonger, as well as Shooby Doo catering – added that it was a nice surprise to be asked to be the parade’s grand marshal.

“If there was anything that I’ve learned throughout my years of doing business in Edmonds, it’s how community oriented it is, from the Mayo siblings being exemplary landlords of three of our locations, to local leaders promoting fundraisers for education and community arts,” he said.

“I thought that with the honor of being grand marshal, I’d use the publicity to bring light to the firefighters that help keep us safe. They have a huge job, not just putting out blazes like the one that happened adjacent to our property at Bar Dojo, but also are tasked with anything from car accidents to being first responders for home injuries.

“I’ve had the pleasure of meeting firefighters and fire marshals through inspections of our hood systems and permitting of our restaurants for fire safety. They carry exceptional knowledge to help us as a company operate in a safe manner.”

Apparel – whose shirts have the logos for the foundation and Ho’s restaurants on them – includes women’s and unisex tank tops and adult and children’s T-shirts. Ball caps are also available.

Pre-sale ends June 10.

Regular sales continue through July 4. Online orders will be available for pickup at 321 Main St. after June 25.


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