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Mike Huckabee to be Keynote Speaker at Forgotten Angels Benefit, May 6, in Pearland, TX

Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas Governor, commentator, author, pastor and musician will deliver the keynote address at an event on Monday, May 6, 2013, benefitting Forgotten Angels.
 
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  • <strong>Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas Governor, commentator, author, pastor and musician will deliver the keynote address at an event on Monday, May 6, 2013, benefitting Forgotten Angels</strong>
    PEARLAND, TX, April 25, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas Governor, commentator, author, pastor and musician will deliver the keynote address at a special event on Monday, May 6, 2013, benefitting Forgotten Angels, a Pearland-based non-profit that supports individuals living with developmental disabilities. "An Evening with Mike Huckabee" will be held in the main auditorium at First Baptist Church, 3005 Pearland Parkway, Pearland, TX 77581. The program will start at 7:00 p.m., doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $50.00 with all proceeds going to Forgotten Angels.

Bill and Kim Nash, a dynamic singing-songwriting family and Houston residents, will perform. Over the past twenty years, the Nash Family has blended their collective talents into a truly unique, one-of-a-kind sound.

A VIP reception will be held for sponsors and a limited number of VIP ticket holders. VIP tickets are $250.00 and sponsorships are available. Individual and group tickets can be purchased online at www.forgottenangels.org or by contacting Holly McDonald at (281) 412-6435, ext. 136 or development@forgottenangels.org.

"Forgotten Angels has never had an event like this before and we couldn't be happier about our program. We're honored to have Mike Huckabee as our keynote speaker and the Nash Family to entertain us. It's going to be a wonderful, inspiring night," said Renee McGuire, founder and CEO of Forgotten Angels. "For a $50.00 donation, people will hear from one of the leading commentators of our time, while helping to build a foundation for a more independent life for our Forgotten Angels."

Forgotten Angels' clients are often medically fragile requiring 24-7 care and management. Others are more physically fit, but all enjoy meaningful, productive activities. According to McGuire, the organization plans to teach skills that can be turned into collectible items. These items, from potted plants and lapel pins to napkins rings, will be sold at the Forgotten Angels Resale Shop and other locations in the area.

"This event will not only help us develop a rewarding and supportive program, it will also help us complete a desperately needed 1,000-sq. ft. activity room at our Day Habilitation facility," McGuire said. "It's our responsibility to take care of the weak, with the help of the community and by the grace of God, we'll do it."

Background:

Forgotten Angels provides residential care and day programs to individuals living with developmental disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and many other conditions. More information is available at www.forgottenangels.org.

Mike Huckabee is a former Governor of Arkansas, Presidential candidate, host of the Fox News' "Huckabee" and has a daily ABC Radio Broadcast show. He is also the author of 9 books, the most recent being "A Simple Government", his fourth book to hit the New York Times bestseller list. Huckabee spent 12 years as a pastor and denominational leader. He was the youngest president ever of the Arkansas Southern Baptist State Convention, the largest denomination in Arkansas. He led rapidly growing congregations in Pine Bluff and Texarkana and says those experiences gave him a deep sense of the problems faced by individuals and families.

Bill & Kim Nash (Nash Family) over the past twenty years, the Nash Family has blended their collective talents into a truly unique, one-of-a-kind sound. Bill began his solo career in 1968 on Mercury Records and had many television appearances and chart-topping records. In 1980, he met Kim, which he says happily brought an end to his solo career forever. They have worked with such legendary artists as George Jones, Eddy Arnold, Charlie Rich, and Kris Kristofferson. Despite their songwriting success in Nashville, their hearts are strongly rooted in gospel music.

Forgotten Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides support to individuals living with developmental disabilities. For more information, contact us at 281-412-6435, ext. 136



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