HEMINGWAY RUM COMPANY, MAKERS OF PAPA’S PILAR RUM, TO HOST GNO TO BENEFIT NAVY LEAGUE COMMISSIONING COMMITTEE 7 MARCH 2023
The Hemingway Rum Company, makers of Papa’s Pilar Rum, 201 Simonton St, Key West, will host and sponsor Girls Night Out Key West in the Hemingway Library, on Tuesday, 7 March, 530-7:30PM. The Navy League, Key West Commissioning Committee, the proud sponsor of the upcoming Commissioning of the USS Lenah Sutcliffe HIGBEE (DDG 123), scheduled for 13 May 2023 in Key West, will be highlighted as the charity for the month.
Girls Night Out Ladies will be treated to a welcome rum cocktail, music by the Mango Tree Troubadours, a fabulous multi-prize raffle, munchies and desserts, and a cash bar with special pricing. Entry is a donation of $5 which gets you your first raffle ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased.
Guests will also learn about the HIGBEE Commissioning and how to get free tickets to the event. The HIGBEE is an Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, named for Navy Nurse pioneer, Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee. Nurse Higbee was the first woman to receive the Navy Cross for her exemplary work as Superintendent of the newly formed U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during World War I.
Girls Night Out Key West, chaired by Sue Puskedra, Amy Jamison, and Sharon Lehmann, hosts an event every month at a different Key West venue with a different charity receiving the proceeds from their raffle. For information on Girl’s Night, like us on our Girls Night Out Key West Facebook page.
The Navy League will be hosting many events over the next year to raise funds and raise awareness of the importance of such a major military event happening right here in Key West. The commissioning ceremony, the culmination of a week of events for the crew of 350, their families, and as many as 5,000 visitors, will be open to all, with free tickets available.
For more information on the HIGBEE commissioning and the Navy League, Key West Council visit www.higbeecommissioning.org or www.navyleaguekeywest.org.
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