The Fredericksburg Beard Coalition Hosts the 2nd Annual Beard and Mustache Competition to Benefit MANARC on June 13th

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA) The Fredericksburg Beard Coalition (FXBC) is holding its Second Annual Beard and Mustache Competition on June 13th at 6 p.m. at Hard Times Cafe Four-Mile Fork located at 5099 Jefferson Davis Hwy. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit MANARC.

MANARC, Borne the Battle, a 501( C ) 3 is a non-profit organization and thrift store, established to support veterans in the Greater Fredericksburg region. MANARC will donate 80% of all funds raised to the Semper Fi Fund and 20% would be used to fund MANARC operating expenses.

The Semper Fi Fund, and its program America’s Fund, provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families. The fund aims to ensure that these veterans have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. For more information, visit

“We hope that we have a successful partnership with MANARC for our upcoming competition, and are able to raise a good amount of cash for the Semper Fi Fund,” said Joe Reichard, President of FXBC.

Deborah Franks, CEO and Founder of MANARC and is honored that MANARC was asked to partner with FXBC for their annual beard and mustache competition. “We are looking forward to presenting a check to the Semper Fi Fund to help support our local area veterans,” said Franks.

The beard and mustache competition consist of 8 separate categories, which include full beard-under six inches, full beard-six inches and over, partial beard and goatee, mustache-natural, mustache-styled, freestyle, whhiskerina and military. There will be an award for the winner of each category, as well as a 50/50 raffle and a prize raffle. The cost to participate in the competition is $20 per person. For more information on the competition and to register, visit

FXBC is open to men, women, and children who share a love of facial hair, whether it’s beards, mustaches or chops. FXBC’s aim is to bring together like minded people to inspire creativity, share in our fondness for facial hair, and work together in helping to better the community. For information on FXBC, visit or

DJ Bill Carroll will be the emcee for the competition. Local Fredericksburg rock band, Phoenix 90 will be performing at 9 p.m. following the FXBC competition, visit,
MANARC, Born The Battle
MANARC, Born The Battle

MANARC, Borne the Battle has been established as a non-profit organization operating on donations from the community with the express purpose of providing support to local established Veterans organizations to improve the level of support to Veterans. MANARC-“Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Reserve and Coast Guard”—opened its doors in September of 2014 with a mission to support Veterans. MANARC’s thrift store is located at 107 William Street. Store hours are Sunday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Donations are accepted during all hours of operation. For more information on MANARC, please visit and follow their Facebook page,

Deborah Franks
MANARC-Borne The Battle

Joe Reichard

Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations


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