Local Veteran Seeks to Help More

Andy Wallace seeks to win the Iceborn franchise to help his fellow local veterans. (The Herald/ Joe King)

SEYMOUR- As part of a contest designed to help veterans, local businessman Andy Wallace, has entered the competition to increase his means of giving back.

The contest is called the Iceborn Franchise Give Away. What it amounts to is the winner will receive an IceBorn ice vending franchise valued at $118,000, plus 12 months of free royalty and marketing fees.

The contest was narrowed down to ten contestants nationwide by basis of a submitted video and Wallace, a Seymour resident, is one of the ten.

Wallace, a veteran himself who served in the 82nd Airborne Division, said if he wins the contest he will donate a portion of the proceeds he earns from the franchise to local organization that help veterans.

“I humbly take my military experience for what if gave me and came out better because I was part of something bigger than me,” Wallace said. “This is my way to give back to the local veterans of this community.”

If he wins the contest, Wallace said he plans to local the franchise on Chapman Hwy. and hopes to be able to donate at least $10,000 a year to local veteran organizations.

A member of Disabled American Veterans of the Smokies, Wallace said he often sees the results of the sacrifices fellow veterans have made.

“As a member of the local chapter, I see the need in our own backyard,” he said. “Finding organizations that will help veterans here will only make it that much more satisfying for me.”

To vote for Andy Wallace go to www.honoringvets.com and follow the link that will take voters to a Facebook page. All votes must be processed through the Facebook page.

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