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Butler’s Pantry Preps For T-Shirt Distribution
The Butler’s Pantry owner, Jamie Butler, poses with her husband Rylan and their sons August, 5, and William, 9, in front of the 1730 Main St., Escalon shop, showing the new ‘In This Together’ T-shirts, complete with the #weareescalon. Photo By Kimberly Sha Photography

Dovetailing on an effort started by Get Fit Oakdale a few weeks ago, the staff at The Butler’s Pantry in Escalon is getting ready for delivery of their ‘In This Together’ T-shirts. The sale of the shirts, with the #weareescalon, was a fundraiser, with money raised going to purchase gift cards for use in local businesses.

Jamie Butler, owner/operator of The Butler’s Pantry on Main Street in Escalon, said they were excited with the response to the program.

“We sold 186 shirts. The shirts will be shipped out on Friday,” she explained. “We raised $2620. We will use the $2620 to buy gift cards from the top nominated businesses in Escalon. Then we will raffle the gift cards off. Each T-shirt purchase equals an entry into the drawing.”

Meanwhile, the 1730 Main St. storefront for The Butler’s Pantry is closed to foot traffic, Butler said, but they have gotten their entire store up online.

“The last two weeks, we have been putting the whole store up on the website,” said Butler. “We are also doing free deliveries to Escalon, Oakdale, Modesto, Ripon, Riverbank, Manteca, four times a week.”

Shoppers can go to to view the items from the store, make purchases and get deliveries scheduled.

Butler noted that items such as cookware are selling well, as people have more time to cook; and cocktail mixes are also gaining in popularity. The shop has an extensive inventory and literally likely has something for everyone, whether they are just getting in to cooking, need some specialty décor items or are looking for a unique gift item.

The staff is also working on putting together some special packages for Mother’s Day, right now working with other local businesses as they try to develop a variety of package options.

“We’re trying to include other businesses so we can all support each other,” Butler said. “We’re just trying to be creative, trying to adjust.”

The T-shirts sold as part of the fundraiser by The Butler’s Pantry were modeled after those sold previously by Get Fit Oakdale, the gym in nearby Oakdale that started the new ‘In This Together’ T-shirt trend. Photo By Kimberly Sha Photography