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3rd Annual Brews & Bites on the River

Updated: Oct 8, 2018


For Immediate Release For More Information Contact:

March 7, 2018 Shannon LuQuire (252) 617-0211

CHERRY POINT, NC, March 7, 2018 — Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow (ACT) is thrilled to announce it will host the 3rd Annual Brews & Bites on Friday, April 27 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The event will be located on the Neuse River, at the end of Broad Street, and will feature good music, great food, craft beer and wine.

Attendees will enjoy a beautiful evening on the river’s edge sampling unique local craft brews and delicious offerings from area food trucks. As an added bonus this year, guests will experience great live music from local band Hot Buttered Grits.

Brews & Bites was created as a community event to raise awareness for ACT’s efforts to protect and grow MCAS Cherry Point—our area’s greatest economic engine and the largest employer in Craven and Carteret Counties. All proceeds will benefit continuing efforts to cement the successful future of the base, which includes the next-generation F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.

“When organizing the event, we want to make sure that we call on area businesses to highlight the importance of the base to our economy. Without the base, our local economy would suffer an annual loss of over $2 billion and that would be crippling,” said Will Lewis, President of ACT and Havelock Mayor. With the new F-35 JSF program, Cherry Point is poised for positive growth, but that could change at any given time. ACT will continue to advocate for MCAS Cherry Point, FRC East and its civilian enterprises, and counts on the community’s support for continued success.

Tickets for the event are $35 per person for general admission, which includes a commemorative tasting glass and drinks from our craft brew selection. VIP tickets are available for $50 per person and include early access at 4:00 p.m., one-off/limited beers not available with general admission, a commemorative tasting glass, and extra swag. To purchase tickets online, visit

For more information about the event or how you can become a sponsor, visit ACT online or contact Shannon LuQuire at (252) 617-0211.

About Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow

Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow (ACT) advocates for the existence and success of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Fleet Readiness Center East and its civilian enterprises. Board members include leaders from Craven, Carteret, Pamlico, and Jones Counties who work closely with Congressional and legislative delegations to push for laws and budget appropriations that will help preserve and grow MCAS Cherry Point—a base crucial to the success of the U.S. military and the economy of the region. For more information, call (252) 631-5021 or visit



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