Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Former POW Jessica Lynch To Keynote at Americus/Sumter Co Bous & Girls Club


The Americus Times Recorder reports that POW Jessica Lynch will kenote the The Boys and Girls Club of Americus/Sumter County Inc upcoming 14th Annual Steak & Stake Charity Fundraiser. Jessica Lynch, former private first class (PFC) in the U.S. Army and a former prisoner of war. Lynch served in Iraq during the 2003 invasion and was the first successful rescue of a prisoner of war since World War II. She was also the first ever female POW to be rescued.

This year’s event will be held June 19 at Georgia Southwestern State University Success Center Storm Dome. The event starts at 5 p.m. with a silent auction followed by dinner and the program at 6 p.m. A short performance by Club youth will also be featured.

Tickets are on sale for $75 for individuals

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