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Restaurant Raising Funds For Hardware Store Employees

A portion of sales and an auction at Greater Good Barbecue will benefit displaced workers.

The Greater Good Barbecue is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, Jan. 10 that will benefit employees of Handy Ace Hardware and their families.

The store's 35 employees lost their jobs when a sudden fire on Friday night destroyed the entire building and all its merchandise. The owners have yet to say whether they will rebuild the place.

"I am a resident of Tucker and am proud to be able to offer a way to help the great staff from the store," said Greater Good's manager Scott Ellenberger. "It may not be enough to make things better, but we hope that we can make someone's day just a little bit brighter."

A silent auction is also planned, and Ellenberger is soliciting items from different establishments throughout Tucker. "If you (or someone you know) would be interested in donating an item for auction, feel free to either drop by the restaurant, send me an email or a message on Facebook."

"What a very nice thing to do for Handy Ace," said local resident Jan Mixon. "How many of us in Tucker are devastated over the loss?"

There will be live music from 7 to 10 p.m., with a half-hour break in the middle. "Come have some barbecue and beers and show your support," Ellenberger said.

Will you attend the fundraiser on Jan. 10? Do you have any items for a silent auction? Tell us in the comments below-

Joy January 02, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Hooray! Good to know a local biz is helping out; I hope to be there. Am sharing with neighbors also. Good Luck!- JSJ
kanitbeu January 16, 2013 at 02:35 AM
Omg! That was the greatest hardware store, they had anything you were or weren't looking for! So sad! Thanks for doing this. Gotta keep these mom and pop stores alive!! What type of donations are you looking for?
kanitbeu January 16, 2013 at 02:37 AM
Oops, I just noticed the date. Sorry I missed it :(

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