November 18, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lynelle Zelnar, Executive Director
Forgotten Soldiers Outreach
[email protected] (561) 369-2933
Palm Beach Supports Troops at Veterans Day Celebrity Bartending Event at Nick & Johnnie’s
LAKE WORTH, FL (Nov. 18, 2015) – Guests were asked to report to Nick & Johnnie’s in Palm Beach at 1700 hours on Veterans Day. Their orders? To honor U.S. military personnel and veterans and have some fun while raising money for Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, a nonprofit organization that since 2003 has sent more than 350,000 “We Care” packages to U.S. troops overseas.
New and longtime supporters of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach turned out to greet celebrity bartenders Major General Wayne P. Jackson; Corey Goltz, former U.S. Army 3rd Ranger Battalion; Chad Jenkins, former 75th Ranger Regiment; Lorna O’ Connell, 100.3 FM Legends Radio; and Dia, South Florida’s 95.9 The Palm. Their talents behind the bar drew tips and donations that will help pay for shipping the 2015 holiday “We Care” packages to U.S. troops.
Guests also heard plans for FSO’s inaugural “A Hero’s Toast” Champagne Brunch, being held Dec. 8 at The Colony hotel in Palm Beach. Tickets — $110 per person or $800 per table of 8 — may be purchased by visiting www.forgottensoldiers.org, or by calling (561) 369-2933.
“This was a wonderful introduction of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach to Palm Beach and the support was amazing,” said Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar, executive director and founder. “A special thank-you to Nick & Johnnie’s and their terrific staff, as well as to all those who came out to show their support for our veterans and troops serving overseas.”
A highlight of the evening was a special appearance by Tori Eversmann, who signed copies of The Immortals and generously donated 25% of the evening’s sales to Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. Mrs. Eversmann’s debut novel not only hit the market on Veterans Day, it debuted on Amazon.com’s Women’s Fiction Friendship list in the No. 1 spot for paperbacks and No. 2 for hardcovers.
The novel explores the experiences of women in a New York town who come together to support each other on their emotional journeys as Army wives. Though the book is fiction, Mrs. Eversmann writes from personal experience. She is married to retired First Sergeant Matt Eversmann, a decorated military leader who survived capture in Somalia and whose story was immortalized in the film Black Hawk Down.
About Forgotten Soldiers Outreach: Since 2003, Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, a non-profit organization, has provided over 350,000 care packages and letters of encouragement to deployed service members serving in the U.S. military. Our primary focus is to provide men and women who receive little or no support from the home front with monthly “We Care” packages. Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is committed to our U.S. servicemen and women in all world theaters, for as long as they are deployed. For more information, please visit www.forgottensoldiers.org or call (561) 369-2933.
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