Letter: Proud of our Main Street businesses

To the Editor:

When tragedy strikes, it can make you realize how wonderful your community is. This hit home to me personally last week when my aunt and cousin's home burned down. Everything was lost and they literally walked away with only the clothes on their backs.

After seeing a post on social media, the owners of Travelers Rest-based Sidewall Pizza, Andy O'Mara and Loren Frant, reached out to see how they could help. They jumped into action and did a fundraiser over the weekend to benefit my family. Time and time again, Andy and Loren have given of their time and money, whether it be through raising money for Muscular Dystrophy, organizing a day to keep TR beautiful, or giving to this family who lost everything during the holiday season. Goose Feathers, another Main Street business, joined in and donated as well.

I'm so proud to live in a town with a Main Street full of quality businesses who not only care about giving the best product and service but who also give back to their community.

Malia S., Travelers Rest

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