An East Alton restaurant is hosting a fundraiser next week to help a family deal with their daughter's medical bills.  Gwig's Family Restaurant at 505 East Berkshire Boulevard will donate 20% of its register total on August 6.  The restaurant will be open from 9am - 8pm.

Restaurant co-owner Jeff McGuiggan tells The Big Z he learned of Olivia Meyer's situation from a post her grandfather made on Facebook.

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If you can't attend the benefit, the restaurant has also set up a donation jar.  McGuiggan is also president of the 618 Hot Rod and Cycle Club, which is organizing a 50 / 50 drawing that will go toward Olivia's medical bills.  For more information call 618-216-3878.

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