Hard Times Four Mile Fork Hosts Concert With National Act to Benefit Veterans

Hard Times Four Mile Fork Hosts Concert With National Act to Benefit Veterans

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA)-Hard Times Cafe Four Mile Fork will host a concert with national act, Saving Abel on Saturday, Feb. 7th to benefit MANARC, a local non-profit organization supporting Veterans.

The show will begin at 8:00 p.m. with local Fredericksburg band, Phoenix 90 and Richmond’s top band, Rosie Soul. Following, the two opening acts ,Shallow Side, known for their hit song, “My Addiction” and Headliner band, Saving Abel will perform.

Tickets will be on sale at the door starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for ages 21 and up and $15 for ages 18 to 20. They can also be purchased in advance through Hard Times online at http://national-acts.com/hard-times-cafe/

Since 2008, Saving Abel has embodied the definition of “Southern Rock,” and are known for their hit song, “Addiction.” The band is selling VIP tickets and can be purchased online, at http://national-acts.com/abelnation/

Hard Times will donate 50 percent of net ticket proceeds to MANARC, Borne the Battle, a thrift store and non-profit organization established to support Veterans.  The store operates on donations with the express purpose of providing funding to established Veterans organizations to improve the level of Veterans support.

Saving Abel Flyer

MANARC stands for Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Reserve and Coast Guard. MANARC will donate all proceeds from the concert directly to Veterans Moving Forward and the Semper Fi Fund, two separate non-profit organizations supporting Veterans. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Manarcthriftstore

ABOUT HARD TIMES CAFE FOUR MILE FORK
Hard Times Cafe Four Mile Fork opened in Fredericksburg, October 2004 and is owned and operated by Glenn Melvin. Hard Times Four Mile Fork is a 14,000 sq. ft. restaurant, sports bar, billiard room and the largest live music venue in the tri-county area. The establishment is a first class sports viewing facility and live entertainment venue that attracts sports and music fans from near and afar. National touring music artists such as Saving Abel, Fuel, Alien Ant Farm, Drowning Pool, Fighting Jamesons, Saliva and Confederate Railroad have all played the Hard Times stage. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/HardTimesCafeFourMileFork

ABOUT MANARC- BORNE THE BATTLE
MANARC, Borne the Battle has been established as premier a non-profit organization operating on donations with the express purpose of providing funding to established Veterans organizations to improve the level of Veterans support. MANARC stands for Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Reserve and Coast Guard. MANARC thrift store opened its doors in September of 2014 with a mission to support Veterans. MANARC’s thrift store is located on 107 William Street. Winter store hours until April 1st are Sunday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., , Tuesday through Friday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (the first Friday of each month 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), and Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Donations are accepted all hours of operation. For more information on MANARC, visit http://www.manarcgives.org

Hard Times Four-Mile Fork CONTACT:
Glenn Melvin
Hard Times Four Mile Fork
gmelvin10@gmail.com
540.710.6771

MANARC CONTACT:
Deborah Franks
manarc2014@gmail.com
540.371.1643

MEDIA CONTACT:
Myandi Peterson
Randallpr@hotmail.com
540.872.8350

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MANARC Partners with Veterans on Board to Help Local Veterans in Need

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA) MANARC, Borne the Battle, non-profit organization and thrift store established to support veterans in the Greater Fredericksburg region has recently partnered with Veterans on Board.

The support group is designed to offer help to local veterans. Veteran Brad Largent, a Founder of Veterans on Board recognized a need for a support group that would help veterans with their issues.

Largent and three other veterans, Norris Hassell, Jim Doty and Nathaniel Singleton originally started the support group to help local veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and mental health issues. After starting the group they realized that the local veterans are not receiving the support they need.

“We have found that local veterans are hungry, cold, need a vehicle and even a home to live in. We decided in order to address these veterans mental issues, we need to help with their basic needs as well,” said Largent.

Veterans on Board has created a program called Hire a Hero. The commmunity hires local veterans for their services such as yard work, raking leaves and other various jobs. In return, these veterans get paid a set amount and they can use this money to help pay for their basic needs.

Largent learned that veterans are much more comfortable speaking to other veterans about their issues rather than a doctor. The support group currently consists of 12 to 15 members and about 10 to 15 percent are currently homeless.

The support group is open to all local veterans and meets every Friday at VFW Post 3103 located on 2701 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information on Veterans on Board email, veteranshelpvets@gmail.com

Deborah Franks, CEO and fonder of MANARC has recently become the Executive Director of Veterans on Board and together they have created a partnership to help local veterans in need.

“These Veterans need our help, I have begun offering the veterans an opportunity to donate their time working at the thirft store in exchange for a hot meal and a new outfit or shoes.” said Franks.

Franks welcomes anyone in the community to volunteer their time at the store and continues to accept donated items. “The store is in need of small furniture pieces, they seem to fly out of the store.”

MANARC has received their 501( C ) 3 nonprofit status with the Internal Revenue Service and can provide a receipt for items and funds donated.

CAPTION: Veterans on Board Support Group (Left to Right) Founder, Jim Doty (hat & white shirt), Founder Norris Hassell (hat & back row), Executive Director, Deborah Franks (front & left, Founder Brad Largent (center & blue shirt/hat), Other individuals are participating community members and veterans.
CAPTION: Veterans on Board Support Group (Left to Right) Founder, Jim Doty (hat & white shirt), Founder Norris Hassell (hat & back row), Executive Director, Deborah Franks (front & left), Founder Brad Largent (center & blue shirt/hat), Other individuals are participating community members and veterans.

ABOUT MANARC- BORNE THE BATTLE
MANARC, Borne the Battle has been established as premier a non-profit organization operating on donations with the express purpose of providing funding to local established Veterans organizations to improve the level of Veterans support. MANARC stands for Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Reserve and Coast Guard. MANARC thrift store opened it’s doors in September of 2014 with a mission to support Veterans. MANARC’s thrift store is located on 107 William Street. Winter store hours until April 1st are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the first Friday of each month open till 8 p.m. during extended hours. Donations are accepted all hours of operation. For more information on MANARC, visit http://www.manarcgives.org and follow their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/manarcthriftstore

MANARC CONTACT:
Deborah Franks
manarc2014@gmail.com
540.371.1643

VETERANS ON BOARD CONTACT:
Brad Largent
veteranshelpvets@gmail.com
540.371.5665

MEDIA CONTACT:
Myandi Peterson
Randallpr@hotmail.com
540.872.8350

Pre-Launch Campaign Fundraiser Event for Spotsylvania Commonwealth’s Attorney Candidate Travis Bird-February 27th at Hard Times

Pre-Launch Campaign Fundraiser Event for Spotsylvania Commonwealth’s Attorney Candidate Travis Bird-February 27th at Hard Times

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA) A pre-launch campaign happy hour fundraiser event for Spotsylvania Commonwealth’s Attorney candidate, Travis Bird will be hosted by Hard Times Four Mile Fork on Friday, February 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Hard Times will have a VIP section reserved for the event with a nacho bar, happy hour drink specials and a cash bar. Local solo acoustic musician, Shannon Peterson will be performing on the main stage and will be providing entertainment for the event.

Ticket donations are $20 per person and $30 per couple. There is a special discount for Law Enforcement Officers, $15 per person and $25 per couple. Ticket donations can be purchased online, visit http://www.Tbird4ca.com.

Ticket donations will also be accepted at the door. Those planning to purchase tickets at the door should RSVP Paula Kallay at pkallay@verizon.net.

Travis Bird has been a prosecutor in the City of Fredericksburg for the last ten years. He has made Spotsylvania his home and wants to bring dedicated service, accountability and justice to the citizens of his county.

“Spotsylvania deserves to have a Commonwealth’s Attorney who is involved in the community and attuned to the concerns of the citizens of the county and focused on ensuring justice and protecting this community,” said Bird.

In December, Bird announced his running for Spotsylvania Commonwealth’s Attorney. Bird and his campaign team are actively seeking supporters, individuals and groups to get involved and with his campaign. For more information, visit http://www.Tbird4ca.com

“I ask you now to allow me to utilize my education, abilities, and experience to serve the citizens of Spotsylvania County as your next Commonwealth’s Attorney. I can only accomplish this important task with your help and support.”

www.Tbird4ca.com
http://www.Tbird4ca.com
Travis Bird
Travis Bird

Fundraiser

Event Contact:
Paula Kallay
pkallay@verizon.net
540.538.4193

Media Contact:
Myandi Peterson
Randallpr@hotmail.com
540.872.8350