Brock’s 5th Annual Bartenders Ball to Benefit the Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation January 17th

(FREDERICSKBURG, VA) Brock’s Riverside Grill with host their 5th Annual Bartenders Ball to benefit the Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation on Sunday, January 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at Brock’s or by calling and reserving a ticket by phone.

Several local Fredericksburg area bars will attend the ball and each will serve a specialty cocktail to guests for the chance to compete and win $1,000. Guests will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite cocktail and their favorite bar.

The evening will open with a solo acoustic set with local musician, Shannon Peterson, followed by D.J. Bill Carroll. There will be a silent auction with various items donated from local business and B101.5 is the official sponsor for the ball.

One hundred percent of all proceeds will go directly to benefit the Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation. Raffle items and the specialty drink winner will be announced at midnight. Brock’s will be providing complimentary limo services with Platinum Access Limousines within a 10 mile radius from Brock’s for guests to arrive safely home. To make reservations, call 540.370.1820.

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The Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation (GOCF) was originally established in 2006 to support the needs of the Oughton Family after Grace was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. After Grace’s death in 2007, the mission has undergone a remarkable evolution and the foundation has become a leader in program development in the Greater Fredericksburg Region. The Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation is committed to helping Fredericksburg Area families fighting pediatric cancer by providing clinical, psycho-social, wellness, financial, and logistical support. To learn more about the foundation and services provided, please call 888-900-GOCF (4623) or visit our website at or

Dave Morris

Myandi Peterson

Cruising For Heroes hosted their 6th Annual Santa’s Helpers Toy Run

(STAFFORD/FREDERICKSBURG, VA) Cruising For Heroes hosted their family friendly 6th Annual Santa’s Helpers Toy Run on Saturday, December 12th.



Cruisin For Heroes is a group whose mission is to bring a family friendly Vehicle Display to an event that will raise awareness and funding for the Fisher House Foundation as well as other charities/local community service groups supporting Military Organizations, Veterans and First Responders throughout Virginia while encouraging interest in preserving the great Classic Automobile hobby for future generations. For more information contact Dan Crane at or 540-842-6891 or Chuck Shotwell at or 540-878-8261 or visit

Homegrown to perform at Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork to benefit Veterans Moving Forward on December 19th

(FREDERICSKBURG, VA) Homegrown will perform at Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork on Saturday, December 19th to benefit Veterans Moving Forward (VMF). Homegrown is Fredericksburg’s iconic classic rock and country band and have been the tri-county’s most popular band for over a decade.

The band will return to Hard Times Cafe for their first public appearance this year. The cost of the concert event is $7 at the door, starting at 7 p.m., for ages 21 and up. Drink special wristbands will be available, with a $2 donation to VMF.

VMF’s mission is to provide service dogs and canine therapy services to veterans with physical and mental health challenges at no cost to the veteran. Their vision is to be a leading source of canine therapy and assistance dogs provided at no cost to veterans with physical and mental health challenges. For more information on VMF, visit

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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, We Are Harlot, 10 Years, Nonpoint, The Fighting Jamesons, Saliva and Confederate Railroad have all played the Hard Times stage. For more information, visit

Glenn Melvin
Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork


Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations

The Snows host their 10th Annual Toys For Tots event “A Red Carpet Affair” at The Fredericksburg Fairgrounds Dec. 12th

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA) The 10th annual Toys For Tots party will be at the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds events building on Saturday, Dec. 12th at 7 p.m. Jan and David Snow of Stafford have given their annual party a “A Red Carpet Affair” theme with a parade of stars. The Snows request that each guest bring a new unwrapped toy for a boy or girl to donate to Toys For Toys and they encourage guests to “come as the star they are or come as their favorite celebrity.”

The entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. with D.J., Eric Herod, followed by the band, Cool Breeze and guests appearances of local stars. The party will be catered by various local restaurants and a cash bar will be available to guests.

The Snows are anticipating their largest collection of toys since their first party in December 2006. Community members who cannot be present at the party still have the opportunity be a part of the cause. Several local Fredericksburg area businesses are participating by hosting Toys for Tots boxes at their location of business. Anyone is welcome to donate a new unwrapped toy to any of the drop off locations listed below and their donation will go to benefit the Snows Toys For Tots Extravaganza.

All donations from the drop off locations will be combined with the donations from the guests at the party. Several uniformed Marines will be present at the party and will collect all the toys to bring to the warehouse for local distribution. The Snows have created a donation page where the community can make a donation if they would like to help but cannot attend the event For more information, visit

Pro Trucks
Century 21 Redwood
Starbucks – 10
Walmart central park eye center
Bacon Mcain Realtors
Kitchen Krafters
Earls True Value
Jungle Boys Training
1st choice Reality Brag road
Robert Belmans Thrift store
The Hair Salon Beck Insurance
Pappa Johns
Regency Furniture
Honey Baked Ham
Spotsylvania Eagles
Therapeutic Massage
First Impressions Salon
Creative Color
Paws and purrs
Hartwood Elementary
Confort Heating and cooling
Tire Tread
Snap Fitness
Exit Reality
Zips Cleaner
Basilico Italian Deli
Golds Gym
Jimmy the Greek
Country Kitchen
Amy’s Café
Silk Mill
Kiss my toes
Beach Fries
Cobblestone Apts
The Hair Salon
Beck Insurance

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. For more information, visit

Jan Snow





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