WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL Alumni
GRAD TAKES OVER LOCAL RESTAURANT/LOUNGE
Toby Harris graduated from Wilson in 1989 and has come back home as the new owner of the Cider Mill Restaurant and Lounge and Fryer Tuck Chicken just down the street from Wilson on Capitol Highway. One friend, Gary Martin '63, recently helped Toby celebrate the Grand Re-opening of the Cider Mill and was pleased at "what a successful evening it was!" Thanks to word of mouth, an article in the Southwest Community Connection newspaper, and a report by television stations KOIN and KPTV, things are going well at the renovated 80-year-old establishment. Click here to read the article by Shasta Kearns Moore. Click here to watch the KPTV segment.
Toby played baseball and football during high school at Wilson. After Wilson, he went to Portland State University and played baseball. For the last several years he has been a Deputy Sheriff for the Washington County Sheriff's Office as a patrol officer. When he learned that the Cider Mill was up for sale, he started talking with the owners and soon the deal was done. When asked about his time at Wilson, Toby has distinct memories of the "two spring trips we made to Arizona for baseball and playing cards with Mr. Clopton." Toby has a strong desire to be involved with his community. He recently gave back to Wilson with a generous donation to the Wilson All-School Auction on April 4, 2009. Toby also believes in not losing the past and wants "to continue to keep the history and integrity of Fryer Tuck's and the Cider Mill at least for the next 20 years," adds Toby. It appears that classmates feel the same way. Toby tells us that "this place seems to be a hub for all Wilson High graduates."
If you are a classmate of Toby's or just want to support one of our own, stop by the Cider Mill and say hello!