Community bands together to hold fundraiser for business owner with cancer
Gaston, SC (Angelica Iglesias) - The community of Gaston and its outside areas are coming together to raise money for local business owner Wallace Alexander. A fundraiser benefit is being held at T's Country Beer Bar located at 4922 Highway 321 in Gaston at 11:00 a.m on November 10. There will be live music, several vendors, a silent auction, an arm's length auction, BBQ plates, Boston butts, and T-shirts.
Wallace is the owner of Alex's Nursery in Gaston. His wife, Tabatha, is the owner of Southern Belles & Beaus Boutique, LLC also in Gaston. His is a longtime member of the community and graduated from Airport High School. He has esophageal cancer which is cancer of the esophagus. He has already undergone chemotherapy and radiation, but still requires an invasive surgery to remove the tumor. Proceeds will go towards helping Wallace and Tabatha pay medical bills and most importantly help Wallace fight cancer.
The Boston butts are being cooked by Bobby Jeffcoat of Jeffcoat's Garage in South Cangaree and can be pre-ordered at (803) 738-6495. There is even an option to send your payment via Venmo or Cash App. A case is $80; cooked ones are $30 at approximately eight to ten pounds each. If you want yours shredded, it will cost you $5 extra. BBQ plates are $8 each.
Live music will be provided by Vickie Lynn from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Erick Florence is starting at 3:00 p.m. Both long sleeve and shirt sleeve T-shirts will be available from sizes 2t to 3XL. Short sleeves are $15, and long sleeves are $18. Hoodies are available in the same sizes by pre-order only at (803) 738-6495. Solid hoodies are $25, and camouflage ones are $40.
Vendors will include Mary Kay (Jackee Moye), Paparazzi, Southern Belles & Beaus, The Curious Pickle, and Palmetto Pealz. This fundraiser could not happen without its sponsors: Northside Christian Academy, Spring Valley Lawn & Landscaping, Gardener's Outpost, ProKitchen Online, Carolina Wings & Rib House, United Solar, Gold Guard Pest Control, Heidi Brown EXIT Realtor, Day Star Truck & Trailer Repair, R & R Land and Landscape, Burger Tavern 77, 321 Auto Sales, Performance Ink, Bilmar Starter & Alternator, Toot's Towing Service, Mitchell's Paint & Body, I'd Cut That Tree Service, and Roly Poly Sandwiches.