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Chicken bog dinners on sale now to help paralyzed Colletonian

A local church is asking Colleton residents to participate in an upcoming fundraiser that will help a man who was critically injured in a bizarre accident last year.
Houston Barr suffered a spinal cord injury on Dec. 21st of 2019 while wrestling with a friend. He fell on his head/neck and shattered vertebrae. At age 20, he is now paralyzed from the chest down and is wheelchair dependent.
To help him and his family, the Maple Cane Baptist Church is holding a chicken bog dinner on March 14th. Dinners are being pre-sold for $9 per plate. The dinners include chicken perlo, green beans, and a roll and they can be picked up from noon to 4 p.m. at the church.
Multiple area businesses are now selling tickets for the fundraiser in hopes of boosting sales.
The participating businesses and community groups are The Cottageville Police Department; Cottageville Express; Mac’s Farm Supply; Benton’s Feed and Seed; Country Corner in Givhans; Carter’s gas station in Givhans; Tire King in Walterboro; Pac-A-Sak 1 and Pak-A-Sak 2, both located on Sidneys Road; PRTC headquarters in Walterboro; Bee City; and Dorchester Feed and Seed in Ladson.
To date, about 69 dinners have been sold.
The money raised through this fundraiser will help the family purchase a vehicle that he needs to carry his wheelchair. This fundraiser will also help the family to purchase other medical equipment that Barr needs.
“He now has a 3-percent chance of ever regaining mobility. It’s horrific,” said Carrie Frisbie, a friend of Barr’s family and a member of the Maple Cane Baptist Church. Frisbie is helping to organize the Maple Cane Baptist Church fundraiser.
To help boost participation in the fundraiser, Frisbie said anyone who buys a chicken dinner could also pick them from two other remote sites: the Walterboro Police Department and the Harris Teeter Shopping Center, off of Bacons Bridge Road in Summerville.
Pick-up from these two remote sites will be available starting at 5 p.m. on March 14th.
“This is to accommodate people who might want to come all the way out to the church,” said Frisbie.
To purchase tickets for the chicken dinner at Maple Cane Baptist Church, call Hunter Hall at 843-908-1988.
“This accident could have happened to anyone of us, to any member of our own family or our own children,” she said. “It is so bizarre and we have to do something to help him and his family.”
Another dinner fundraiser was also held recently for the Barr family. This was done on Feb. 15th at the Colleton Saddle Club. Houston and his sister, Maddie, are members of the equine community in the greater Colleton County community.
For updates on Barr and the fundraisers that benefit him and his family, Colleton residents can follow them on Twitter at #TeamHouston.

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