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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Cheerwine Partners With The Avett Brothers For Legendary GivebackTo Benefit Lowcountry Food Bank, St. Jude And Kids First Of The Carolinas

Photo credit: Cheerwine

Photo credit: Cheerwine

Legendary soft drink brand Cheerwine is joining forces again with folk-rock Americana band The Avett Brothers to host the third annual Legendary Giveback, an event that’s as much about community service as it is enjoying great music.

Legendary Giveback 3 will culminate with a live concert featuring The Avett Brothers, the date and location of which will be announced sometime in September. More than $100,000 was raised the prior two years, and proceeds from this year’s concert will benefit Lowcountry Food Bank, which aims to end hunger in the coastal region of South Carolina; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which leads the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases; and Kids First of the Carolinas, a grassroots community organization that helps children and families in need.

Photo credit: Cheerwine

Photo credit: Cheerwine

In the meantime, The Avett Brothers and Cheerwine are urging people to support the community organization of their choice. Consumers can visit www.cheerwine.com/giveback to learn more about the impact their time and money can have in making the world a better place for all of us.

In fact, the giving back has already begun! From now through Nov. 1, consumers across the country who buy a specially marked two-liter bottle or 12-pack of Cheerwine have a chance to win one of hundreds of great prizes, including Cheerwine and Avett Brothers merchandise.

Photo credit: Cheerwine

Photo credit: Cheerwine

Two lucky prize winners will enjoy a viewing party of the Legendary Giveback 3 concert, including food, Cheerwine and autographed merchandise from the band. The grand prize is a Legendary Giveback Experience for four people, including airfare, hotel accommodations, VIP tickets and commemorative merchandise.

“We’re excited to be part of Legendary Giveback 3 and partner again with Cheerwine to encourage thousands more people to give back to their communities,” said Scott Avett, lead singer and co-founder of the band. “This has become one of our favorite events of the year, a chance to get together and say thank you to thousands of people who give selflessly to improve the lives of others.”

Photo credit: Cheerwine

Photo credit: Cheerwine

“Cheerwine is privileged to again join forces with The Avett Brothers, whose musical talent is only surpassed by their generosity and community-focused values,” said Tom Barbitta, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Cheerwine. “What puts this band in the ‘great’ category is what they do when no one is watching. It’s an honor to present Legendary Giveback 3, turning on more people to the band’s music and hopefully many more to the idea of community service and charitable giving.”

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