Holiday Concert and Online Raffle to Benefit PATH




Lline-up of performers include Black Mojo.

A holiday concert and raffle are scheduled to raise money for the less fortunate. Home for the Holidays, an acoustic showcase featuring several local and national musicians, is scheduled for Friday, December 22, at 8 p.m. at Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ, 525 South Beckham Avenue, Tyler.   

Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ, Stonewater Roofing, Roast Social Kitchen and other area businesses contributed to the online raffle which benefits People Attempting To Help (PATH). Prizes include Red Dirt BBQ event tickets; an authentic Johnny Cash autograph; multiple gift cards to eat at Stanley’s, Roast Social Kitchen, 1836, Cork, Villa Montez, Torchys Taco, and Cork; Cowan Center event tickets to “Million Dollar Quartet;” El Guapo Records gift bag; and much more.   

“When I was younger, I saw how organizations like PATH helped the less fortunate first-hand. My family was on government assistance. It’s important to give back to those that helped us. We choose to support organizations like PATH to continue to provide hope for the people of Tyler,” says Roland Brown, owner of Stonewater Roofing.  

“We are locally funded, governed and serve this area," PATH Executive Director Greg Grubb says. "We are a frontline poverty alleviation agency. If someone is in need or knows someone in need, we can help or find other resources that can help. Fundraising events such as Home for the Holidays provides vital support that goes directly to those we serve."  

Nick Pencis, owner of Stanley’s, says, “This is another example of the giving nature of this community: citizens, local business owners, and area musicians coming together to celebrate with family and friends, while lending support to those who are less fortunate. We are proud to help support this event.”

Performers include headliner Paul Cauthen and other acts — Gabe Guevara and Hayden McMullen of JB & The Moonshine Band, and the group Blacktop  Mojo. The show begins at 8 p.m., with local artist Dustin Becker. Tickets for the concert and raffle are available in advance at prekindle.com, at Stanley’s BBQ, and on their Facebook page.    

PATH, now in its third decade of serving East Texas, provides help with a food pantry, and assistance with housing, basic medical care, education, and family case management.   

Those unable to attend the concert can still make a donation at pathhelps.org. 

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