A few months ago, “06880” reported that Billy Hess — the longtime and very popular summertime fixture at Joey’s by the Shore, and winter manager of Joey’s at the Longshore ice rink — was seriously ill with lung cancer.
Billy’s many friends and fans rallied to help. He’s still battling — and Westporters can still help.
Townee — the local t-shirt, tank top, hoodie and fleece company — has designed a special edition shirt. Proceeds help pay Billy’s medical expenses.
It’s extra-special, because it features the same logo Billy designed, and etched in the Joey’s counter years ago. If you’ve ever bought burgers, fries or lobster rolls at the beach — and who hasn’t? — you’ve seen it there.
The unisex crew-neck gray tee sells for $30. How appropriate — Billy has worked at Joey’s for 30 years.
As for the colors: Billy was part of the design process. He requested red and blue, to show his patriotism.
Remember, every summer he dresses up as Uncle Sam.