Please join The Salvation Army, Lake County for this memorable evening of fellowship, fun and inspiration, as we are honored to welcome Allen James Lynch, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on May 14, 1970 “for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.” Out of the 3,400 Congressional Medals of Honor awarded since 1863, there are only 72 of these heroes alive today. Allen is one of them.
Mr. Lynch has also authored a new book, Zero to Hero: From Bullied Kid to Warrior (2019), which recounts his experiences growing from a bullied child with low self-esteem to receiving the nation’s highest military honor.
In addition to Allen Lynch’s presentation, guests to the 2019 Civic Dinner will enjoy a delicious meal, entertainment and silent auction. Proceeds from the Civic dinner support the humanitarian programs of The Salvation Army, Lake County.
Also during the event, The Salvation Army, Lake County will be honoring NIPSCO as the recipient of its 2019 “Doing the Most Good” Leadership Award.
Tickets for the 2019 Civic Dinner "Vision 2020 and Beyond" are $75 each. Tables of eight $450 (two seats free). Sponsorships are available. Auction donations are welcome. To purchase tickets, tables and sponsorships, please visit… www.centralusa.salvationarmy.org/lakecounty/events/civic-dinner-2019, or contact Kevin Feldman, Director of Development at 219.384.4929, or Kevin_Feldman@USC.SalvationArmy.org.