Auction of Texas Tavern memorabilia raises money for Tudor House non-profit

Published: Nov. 11, 2020 at 8:24 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The history of the Texas Tavern is helping launch a new non-profit in Roanoke.

The landmark Roanoke restaurant donated vintage signs for an online auction.

Wednesday, we learned the fundraiser brought in more than $5,000 for Tudor House.

Kathleen Thorell is the organization’s Executive Director.

“Just in our research we know that it’s going to take more than a few bake sales, so this just helps that momentum,” Thorell told WDBJ7.

The new non-profit is named in honor of Louis Tudor, the businessman and swimming coach who took his own life in July. Tudor House will provide resources for suicide prevention and education.

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