During today’s Scarecrow Shop Hop, Court House Nutrition will be featuring a special tea to help raise funds for the family of Alexis Pollock.
Alexis was a 14-year-old eighth grader at Washington Middle School. She passed away following a hit-skip accident on the night of Saturday, Aug. 29.
According to her family, Alexis was growing into an independent young lady and loved many activities including helping animals, being there for friends, crafting, drawing, painting, hiking and swimming.
As previously reported, shop hops are events hosted by Main Street Fayette to attract visitors to the downtown local businesses. Today’s shop hop will last from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Washington Court House.
“The Alexis Tea” is a pink starburst flavor, according to Court House Nutrition owner Nicole Reedy.
A 32-ounce cup of the tea costs $11 and out of each sale, $1 will go to the family.
Reedy explained that while “The Alexis Tea” is a sweet tea, none of their teas have sugar — they use plant-based stevia. The tea also has “vitamin B-extra energy” in it.
“One of the girls that works here informed us what happened. I talked with the girls and the team here, and we were trying to figure out what we could do to help the family,” explained Reedy. “That’s kind of what we came up with: let’s do a tea special and have a portion of that go toward her family.”
Court House Nutrition is located at 118 W. Court St. in Washington Court House. It will be open at 6 a.m. and will be staying open until 8 p.m. for the shop hop.
This fundraiser is one of many the community has now done as a way to support Alexis’s family, including a picnic fundraiser put on by her mother’s coworkers at Walmart, a bake sale, a GoFundMe account, and direct donations. Through community efforts in these fundraisers and benefits, Alexis’s funeral and services were able to be financially covered, according to her mother Sarah Cooper.
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