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Sept 2 - 4, 2022
Pinehurst, NC
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The Pinehurst Barbecue Festival celebrates “All Things Barbecue” in North Carolina. From Eastern North Carolina vinegar to Western North Carolina tomato, we’ll have all of your favorites during this unique festival!

The Pinehurst Barbecue Festival, presented by Pinehurst Resort, US Foods, and The Pilot, is a “Celebration of Taste and Tradition” featuring award-winning Pitmasters from across North Carolina in one of the most picturesque settings in the entire state.

The three-day event staged in and around the historic Village of Pinehurst offers a unique culinary sampling experience of various barbecue types of meat and traditional sides.

Children of Fallen Heroes, Moore County Chapter will be participating at the Pinehurst BBQ Festival. Come visit us for a chance to win a BBQ Sauce Gift Packages and more at our booth. Proceeds to benefit First Responders, Military, and their families. 

Children of Fallen Heroes Mission Statement

Children of Fallen Heroes provides retreats, education, and special programs to children and families of fallen military and first responders designed to create an escape from grief, helping them to survive and thrive in spite of their loss.

 

Vision Statement

Children of Fallen Heroes seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of the sacrifice of fallen military and first responder heroes as well as the sacrifice and needs of their loved ones, through an increasing range of healing educational and recreational activities.

Statement of Need

Child survivors of fallen military and first responders experience complicated grief, involving not merely the loss of a parent, but also the loss of a hero, and the loss of their familiar sense of belonging within a community. Participation in skill-building activities with others who have experienced similar losses is beneficial to the healing process. Research shows that children of fallen heroes who participate in peer support activities experience an increased sense of hope, positive role-modeling, and greater trust, understanding, and empathy.

Program Description

Children of Fallen Heroes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded in 2015 by Kenneth Wasley. We provide various types of retreats, education opportunities, community outreach, and special activities for children and families of fallen military and first responders. All activities are designed to provide a respite from grief as well as a new learning experience in an atmosphere in which their hero parents are remembered and honored for their service. These activities have included but are not limited to: STEM Flight for Heroes Day Camp, Equine Retreat for Heroes, Golf Day Camp, Fishing Day Camp for Heroes, Canine Rescue Class, and Wildlife Rescue Class, Photography Class, Wedding, and Special Occasions including Skydiving Angels Program.