The month of October is a month of awareness for breast cancer warriors.

The local boutiques in Crockett County kicked off the month on October 1 with the first annual Crockett for a Cure in memory of Stephanie Jones.

The event featured late night shopping at The Squirrel’s Nest, Meri’s, Emma Graces, Doris Ann’s, Anita’s Designs, Rustic Flair Custom, Trends and Traditions, Merle Norman Just for You, That’s Hot Boutique Grow Nutrition and the Sweet Life. These stores donated a portion of their proceeds to the fight against breast cancer in Crockett.

The Farmers Daughter in Friendship and Chela’s also joined the celebration of late hour shopping.

A fashion show filled with breast cancer survivors and family of survivors graced the courthouse stairs with food vendors, music and fun filling court square in celebration of the cause.

Each model wore fashions from the boutiques mentioned after enjoying a day of make overs with hair and make-up by Blackbarry Salon.

Ashley Butler has donated her time and all proceeds to make the “Raise a Hallelujah” t-shirts featured for the event.

Stephanie Jones’ faith and fight filled the lives of an entire community from her young students that loved her at school to her elders who knew her as a child. She praised God in every storm in a very public way and inspired generations of people within the community.

These boutiques are keeping her legacy alive by using their resources to love someone else that is currently battling breast cancer within the community.

A portion of sales and donations collected will be given to a survivor that is currently battling breast cancer within Crockett County.

A box was placed on the square for event attendees to nominate a person to receive the proceeds and nominations were received through social media as well.

Rita Matocha was drawn as the recipient on Wednesday, October 7 to receive the over $3,500 raised to help during her treatments.

Additionally, Alamo First Christian Church will be hosting a shrimp dinner fundraiser Saturday, October 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with all proceeds going to Matocha.

Shrimp will be sold by the pound or plates with shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes by KJL Shrimp Boils. Pre-order is recommended for larger orders but not required. Contact Keenan or Jessie Luckey on Facebook for pre-orders.

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