The event, benefitting the Captain Mark McDowell Memorial Foundation, drew hundreds of craft beer lovers, music enthusiasts and cornhole players from around the state.
“The Lake Norman Bags and Brews Fest was the ultimate Happy Fix; in the face of great loss, instead of folding up and staying sad, Captain McDowell’s friends and family came up with this event as a fundraiser to help other students achieve success. What greater testament is there to this amazing young man’s legacy?” Menzies said.
Captain Mark McDowell was a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) who was shot down in Afghanistan in 2009. The Bags & Brews Festival was designed to help raise money to establish a yearly scholarship at South Iredell High School in Statesville, N.C., McDowell’s alma mater, in addition to assisting other charities and public schools with needed funds.
“Our son is currently attending USAFA so we knew immediately we wanted to be part of this event,” Menzies explained.
The Happy Fix booth was busy throughout the event, with visitors learning about the company’s mission to bring people joy and confidence to achieve their goals. Shoppers chose from plenty of new Happy Fix products including Happy Brew tees, Happy Feels Good tees, Happy Caps, Blast of Sunshine Koozies and Pink Happy ladies’ tees.
The festival featured music from Noah Guthrie and High Wire, a sanctioned corn hole tournament, and beer vendors such as Mother Earth Brewing, Big Boss, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Olde Hickory Brewery, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing, Lonerider, Natty Greene's, Aviator Brewing Company and many more.
Information on the Captain Mark McDowell Memorial Foundation is available online at www.lakenormanbagsandbrewsfest.com/
The mission of Happy Fix® is to redirect thoughts and feelings in a positive direction and remind people that happiness exists even when it feels absent. At those times it is most important to get a Happy Fix® – a thought, image, scent, or anything else that brings a moment of joy and positively impacts someone’s day. Happy Fix® products are designed so people can continually use them time and time again to get their Happy Fix® when they are having a bad day or moment, and share their positive lifestyle with family and friends. This way, an individual will be reminded of his or her ability to make a conscious choice to stop a sad, frustrating, or anger-inducing moment in its tracks and take action to change the course of that moment into something positive and happy.
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