Support local veterans on Memorial Day by purchasing $ 12 t-shirts sold as part of the “Thank a Veteran” fundraiser. Proceeds will go directly to the Marble Falls veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10376.
Fundraising is a combined effort of Jay Brown and Kristian Eyman, two small business owners from Marble Falls.
“We both have family members who served in the military, so it’s important for us to help,” Brown said.
Brown owns Marble Falls Graphics, a graphic design company located at 705 First St. He combined his skills with those of Eyman, who owns the Marble Falls-based QuikColor printing service, to design and create 1000 T – black and white shirts now sold to raise money for the VFW. They worked quickly to make the product available before Memorial Day on May 31 and July 4, two holidays that celebrate the patriotic spirit.
The couple partnered with several other local businesses to help pay for the production of the shirts. Sponsors include Singleton Home Builders, TH Fishing at Buchanan Dam, All-Star HVAC, J&J Contracting and Roadrunner Car Wash.
“The sponsors paid for the material, that way we started from scratch and everything we collect goes straight to the VFW,” Brown explained.
T-shirts are available at the following Marble Falls stores:
- Marble Falls Graphics, 705 First St., Suite 202
- QuikColor, 1812 United States 281
- Atkins Pharmacy, 701 Third St.
- Burritos de Chuspy, 1802 USA 281
Brown said he and other organizers could continue fundraising indefinitely and print more shirts if they sell their first set of products.