Local fundraiser to support Commerce charities

Commerce – The Thalian Culture Club in Commerce is gearing up for their annual fundraiser this Saturday, a signature and live auction.

The event is the organization's only fundraiser of the year, and supports numerous local charitable efforts, as well as provides scholarship opportunities for eligible seniors from Commerce High School.

"We invite our community to our fundraiser to not only enjoy food, festivities and fellowship, but to help us raise funds that we donate one-hundred-percent back into our community. The auctions are a fun away to support the organization while getting something in return," said Paula Ballew, Thalian president. "In the past items for auction have included furniture, home accessories, children's and baby items, floral arrangements, and artwork. It is a fun evening of joining together with friends, while raising funds to better our community. What could be better than that?" she added.

The event will begin Saturday, August 20 at 6:00 p.m. at Sand Hills Country Club.

For more information, or to donate an item to the auction, please contact Jalinna Jones at or 903.886-5016.