Buckcherry and Nonpoint at Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund on July 2nd

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA)-Rock ‘n’ roll is alive and thriving in 2016! Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork will host a concert event to benefit the Semper Fi Fund on Saturday, July 2 at 6 p.m. National touring acts, Buckcherry and Nonpoint, with special guest Failure/Anthem have teamed up for a unique musical event.

Tickets are on sale for $28 and can be purchased at Hard Times Four Mile Fork or in advance online, visit https://tickets.national-acts.com/event/hardtimes-10years-finger11

A portion of sales will go to benefit 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 https://semperfifund.org.

Glenn Melvin, owner and operator of Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork has aimed to support local Fredericksburg area veterans by creating opportunities in conjunction with the national acts entering his live music venue. “I see the value and importance of supporting our local veterans. The partnerships that are created between the bands and veterans organizations impact our community as a whole,” said Melvin.

Sorry Mom Tattoo is the official sponsor for the event. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Smtattoo808

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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, We Are Harlot, 10 Years, Nonpoint, The Fighting Jamesons, P.O.D., Saliva and Confederate Railroad have all played the Hard Times stage. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/HardTimesCafeFourMileFork

ABOUT SEMPER FI FUND
The Semper Fi Fund and 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, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Since establishing the Semper Fi Fund in 2004, we’ve issued more than 113,500 grants, totaling more than $126 million in assistance to over 16,000 of our heroes and their families. For more information, visit https://semperfifund.org/

ABOUT BUCKCHERRY
Buckcherry released a deluxe edition of their 2015 studio album “Rock ‘N’ Roll” via F-Bomb Records/Caroline. 2016 is a special year for the band – being the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed “15” album and the huge rock hit that was “Crazy Bitch”. On their seventh studio album Rock ‘n’ Roll (released in 2015), the Los Angeles quintet—Josh Todd [vocals], Keith Nelson [guitar], Stevie D. [guitar], Xavier Muriel [drums], and Kelly LeMieux [bass]—staunchly uphold the commandments of rock music with an arsenal of new anthems primed to explode on impact and teeming with riotous energy, sexy swagger, and primal chops intact. Buckcherry have added fuel to the rock scene’s fire for nearly two decades now. The Grammy Award-nominated outfit is responsible for smashes including “Lit Up” off their gold-certified 1999 self-titled debut as well as “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry” from 2006’s platinum 15. Along the way, they’ve shared stages with everybody from AC/DC and Mötley Crüe to Slipknot and Rob Zombie, among others. Visit http://buckcherry.com & https://www.facebook.com/buckcherry

ABOUT NONPOINT
Nonpoint only becomes fiercer with each subsequent album. Their ninth full-length offering and first for Spinefarm Records, The Poison Red, is no exception either. After 19 years in the game, the Florida quintet sustains the same energy that sparked its foundation back in 1997. The riffs crack with neck-snapping intensity, the bass and drums forge an unmatched groove, and the vocals rapidly recount stories of pain and perseverance. The Poison Red remains as raw, ripping, and real as these musicians—Elias Soriano [vocals], Robb Rivera [drums], Rasheed Thomas [rhythm guitar], Adam Woloszyn [bass], and B.C. Kochmit [lead guitar]—get. Visit http://nonpoint.com & https://www.facebook.com/nonpointworld/

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

540.710.6771

SEMPER FI FUND CONTACT:
Susan Wortman
Susan.wortman@semperfifund.com
703.640.0181 or 760.725.3680

MEDIA CONTACT
Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations
MyandiPeterson@gmail.com
540.872.8350

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Brock’s 5th Annual Bartenders Ball Raised Over 14K to Benefit the Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation

(FREDERICSKBURG, VA) Brock’s Riverside Grill hosted their 5th Annual Bartenders Ball to benefit the Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation on Sunday, January 17. The event raised a total of $14,900.

Several local Fredericksburg area bars participated in the event, including Happy Endings, Rick’s on the River, Home Team Grill, Capital Ale House, Jays Downtown Sports Lounge and Smokey Bones. Each bar served a specialty cocktail to guests for the chance to compete and win a prize.

Guests had the opportunity to vote for their favorite bar and favorite cocktail drink. Rick’s on the River was the winner of Best Bar and won $1,000 and Happy Endings won best cocktail drink and was awarded an outing on the river from River Rock Outfitters.

The evening opened with a solo acoustic set by local musician, Shannon Peterson, followed by D.J. Bill Carroll. There was a silent auction with various items donated from local business and B101.5 was the official sponsor for the ball. One hundred percent of all proceeds went directly to benefit the Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation.

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ABOUT THE GRACE OUGHTON CANCER FOUNDATION:
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 http://www.thegocf.org or https://www.facebook.com/TheGOCF

BROCK’S RIVERSIDE GRILL CONTACT
Dave Morris
davemorris@brocksgrill.com
540.370.1820

MEDIA CONACT- PETERSON RANDALL PUBLIC RELATIONS
Myandi Peterson
MyandiPeterson@gmail.com
540.872.8350

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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Brock's Logo

ABOUT THE GRACE OUGHTON CANCER FOUNDATION:
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 http://www.thegocf.org or https://www.facebook.com/TheGOCF

BROCK’S RIVERSIDE GRILL CONTACT
Dave Morris
davemorris@brocksgrill
540.370.1820

MEDIA CONACT- PETERSON RANDALL PUBLIC RELATIONS
Myandi Peterson
MyandiPeterson@gmail.com
540.872.8350

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 http://www.vetsfwd.org

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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, We Are Harlot, 10 Years, Nonpoint, The Fighting Jamesons, Saliva and Confederate Railroad have all played the Hard Times stage. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/HardTimesCafeFourMileFork

HARD TIMES CAFE-FOUR MILE FORK CONTACT
Glenn Melvin
Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork
gmelvin10@gmail.com

540.710.6771

MEDIA CONTACT
Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations
myandipeterson@gmail.com
540.872.8350

Cruisin For Heroes will host their 6th Annual Santa’s Helpers Toy Run on December 12th

(STAFFORD/FREDERICKSBURG, VA) Cruisin For Heroes will host their family friendly 6th Annual Santa’s Helpers Toy Run on Saturday, December 12 beginning at 10 a.m at Chili’s restaurant located at 1030 Stafford Market Place, N. Stafford. This Chili’s Restaurant is a proud supporter of Cruisin For Heroes and their mission and will open early for food and conversation before the cruise to the National Museum of the Marine Corps at 12 p.m.

Following Chili’s, the Stafford County Sheriff’s office will be providing a police escort beginning at the commuter lot across Rt. 610 from Chili’s. All vehicles are welcome to participate in the cruise and once vehicles are assembled and ready, they will head north on Rt. 1 to the National Museum of the Marine Corps, located at 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle.

The museum will be continuing their Toys for Tots drive all day and during the Marine Corps “Family Day.” Guests will be free to explore the exhibits and visit the museum gift store. For more information on the museum, visit http://www.usmcmuseum.com

Guests are kindly requested to be Santa’s helpers and donate a new unwrapped toy for a boy or girl. Children will have the opportunity to visit Mr. & Mrs. Clause from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on Mr. & Mrs. Clause visit, http://www.santadale.com

Community members who cannot attend the event are still able to participate in the Toys for Tots drive by dropping off a new unwrapped toy at Lyons Automotive Center, located at 17276 Dumfries Rd., Dumfries or they can donate on line by visiting http://toysfortots.org

For more information about the event, contact Dan Crane at whoop75@aol.com or 540-842-6891 or Chuck Shotwell at wherewereyouin62@comcast.net or 540-878-8261

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ABOUT CRUISIN FOR HEROES
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 whoop75@aol.com or 540-842-6891 or Chuck Shotwell at wherewereyouin62@comcast.net or 540-878-8261 or visit http://www.cruisinforheroes.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations
MyandiPeterson@gmail.com
540.872.8350

The Fighting Jamesons at Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork to Benefit Relay For Life October 17th

(FREDERICKSBURG,VA) Irish rock band, The Fighting Jamesons will be at Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork Saturday, October 17 to benefit Relay For Life. Relay for Life will be running a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Association.

The cost of the event is $7 at the door, starting at 7 p.m and showtime is at 8 p.m. Special guest band, The Blues Buckets will be the opening act for the evening. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, visit https://tickets.national-acts.com/event/fightingjamesons1/tag/widget

Relay For Life (RFL) is the main fundraising effort of the American Cancer Society. Relays are held all over the world. Spotsylvania’s RFL will be held on April 23 at Spotsylvania High School from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00pm. This is a family friendly event which is open to the public. There will be food, music, a silent auction, the Miss Relay contest featuring male contestants, and a luminary ceremony in honor or in memory of those who have battled cancer. Last year, our event raised over $82,000. This year we hope to raise $100,000. To start a team, join an existing team, or to learn more about our event visit www.relayforlife.org/spotsylvaniava

The Fighting Jamesons deliver a traditional style of Irish Rock with an aggressive and energetic modern-day approach. Forming in 2010, The Fighting Jamesons quickly gained a strong presence on the East Coast. They have shared the stage with legendary Irish rock acts such as Dropkick Murphys, The Saw Doctors, and Young Dubliners. In November of 2011 the band released their self-titled debut album, produced and engineered by Capital Records recording artist Mark Padgett (Mae). For more information on The Fighting Jamesons, visit http://thefightingjamesons.com

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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, We Are Harlot, The Fighting Jamesons, Saliva and Confederate Railroad have all played the Hard Times stage. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/HardTimesCafeFourMileFork

HARD TIMES CAFE-FOUR MILE FORK CONTACT
Glenn Melvin
Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork
gmelvin10@gmail.com

540.710.6771

MEDIA CONTACT
Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations
myandipeterson@gmail.com
540.872.8350

MANARC- Borne the Battle: October 2015 Newsletter

Good afternoon MANARC supporter & shoppers,

October has been an exciting month for MANARC, lots going on!! Please take a moment to check out our upcoming events and what MANARC has been up to to help support our veterans.

Thank you for your continued support and wishing you all a blessed day!

Deborah Franks

CEO & Founder of MANARC- Borne the Battle

MANARC IN THE NEWS

Spencer Devon Brewing Presents Check to MANARC to Support Veterans Moving Forward

Spencer Devon Brewing, a new craft brew pub located on 106 George St. in Fredericksburg launched their SDB mug club on Monday, September 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. to benefit MANARC-Borne the Battle and Veterans Moving Forward (VMF). On Wednesday September, 30th Shawn Phillips, owner and operator of Spencer Devon Brewing presented a check to Deborah Franks, CEO of MANARC for $890.59. For more information, visit http://www.americantowns.com/va/fredericksburg/news/spencer-devon-brewing-presents-check-to-manarc-to-support-veterans-moving-forward-24193609

(L to R) Deborah Franks, CEO of MANARC, Shawn Phillips, Owner & Operator, Spencer Devon Brewing
(L to R) Deborah Franks, CEO of MANARC, Shawn Phillips, Owner & Operator, Spencer Devon Brewing

The 6th Annual Rockabilly Hot Rod Rumble After-Show at Hard Times Four Mile Fork October 10th to Benefit MANARC

Hard Times Cafe-Four Mile Fork hosted the 6th Annual Rockabilly Hot Rod Rumble After-Show to benefit MANARC and Veterans Moving Forward (VMF) on Saturday, October 10 and raised $420.    For more information about the event, visit http://www.fredericksburg.com/calendar/music/the-th-annual-rockabilly-hot-rod-rumble-after-show-at/event_9a8d2714-647e-11e5-b8a9-3cd92bf14f20.html

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MANARC EVENTS

2015 Fredericksburg Scarecrow Contest

MANARC- Borne the Battle is participating in the 2015 Scarecrow contest this October along with 63 other Fredericksburg businesses. Please stop by MANARC thrift store at 107 William Street and check out their scarecrow created by the REACH Senior Beta Club and vote for MANARC! Scarecrows will be judged in three categories by locals and tourists that visit Downtown. Ballots will be available at the Visitor Center and there will be a map on the ballot to direct voters to the scarecrows. Digital voting will also be an option. Ballots can be dropped off in designated ballots boxes throughout Downtown. For more information, visit http://www.visitfred.com/events/scarecrows-are-coming-contest

MANARC scarecrow created by the REACH Senior Beta Club
MANARC scarecrow created by the REACH Senior Beta Club

MANARC Launches New Website

MANARC launched their new website in October!  Check it out and let us know what you think?

Visit, www.Manarcgives.org

http://www.Manarcgives.org

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Shop at MANARC thrift store and save $5 off your next purchase of $20 or more! Print and redeem your coupon today and support our veterans! To print coupon visit, http://manarcgives.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/MANARC_COUPON.25965531.pdf

Offer Expires: 12/31/15
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MANARC-BORNE THE BATTLE
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