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MISS NEW JERSEY AND MISS PENNSYLVANIA TO MEET HOMELESS VETERANS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL ON THE BATTLESHIP

11/25/2013 - 1:09pm

For Immediate Release                                                                               

For more information, contact: Jack Willard 856-966-1652 ext. 144 j.willard@battleshipnewjersey.org

MEDIA ADVISORY

EVENT:         MISS NEW JERSEY AND MISS PENNSYLVANIA TO MEET HOMELESS VETERANS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL ON THE BATTLESHIP

Presented by The Board of Trustees for the Battleship New Jersey, Camden County Veterans Affairs, and Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders

DATE:           Thursday, November 28, 2013 (Thanksgiving Day)

TIME:            10:30am – 1:00pm

PLACE:         Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

                        62 Battleship Place

                        Camden Waterfront, NJ 08103

DETAILS:     The Battleship New Jersey, in partnership with Camden County Veterans Affairs and the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will offer homeless veterans and active military personnel from Joint Base – McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Dover Air Force Base a full-course turkey dinner on Thanksgiving.  The meal will be served by volunteers in the Battleship’s crew’s mess (onboard cafeteria).                          

Miss New Jersey 2013 Cara McCollum and Miss Pennsylvania 2013 Annie Rosellini will meet the troops and veterans as they enjoy their hot turkey dinner in the crew’s mess on Thanksgiving. Cara McCollum from Princeton, NJ, is a student at Princeton University.  Annie Rosellini of Butler, PA, is a student at Point Park University.

Residents can join us on the pier at 10:30 am to welcome our heroes to the Battleship.   Free parking is available in lot #2, diagonal from the Susquehanna   Bank Center, courtesy of the Camden Parking Authority. 

MAJOR SPONSORS include Jewish War Veterans Post 126, The Spevak Family, US

Family Health Plan, Barb’s Harley Davidson, Philadelphia 76ers, Bodek & Rhoads, David Fleisher and Family, Gary “G” Cobb, PJ Whelihan’s, South Jersey Magazine, Volunteers of America, Comprehensive Screening Solutions, and Balloon Celebrations.                                                                               

Berthed on the Camden Waterfront across the Delaware River from Center City Philadelphia, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is a non-profit historic ship museum that offers tours Saturdays and Sundays, as well as a few special weekdays, through December.  Consult the Battleship’s website for a schedule.  The Battleship also offers overnight encampments for youth groups and families, special group and student tours and event rentals with a full catering menu.  For more information on the Battleship’s many programs, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.

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