2010-02-04 / Front Page

Warfordsburg Couple Promotes Pizzas 4 Patriots

Appears on CBS “Early Show”
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

A Warfordsburg area couple active in their dairy cooperative were recently selected to appear on an episode of the CBS “Early Show” last week to tout the benefits of dairy products to the general public as well as a popular program that benefits military men and women.

Mark and Lauren Mosemann of Misty Mountain Dairy appeared alongside the CBS “Early Show” weatherman Dave Price Friday morning as dairy industry representatives and advocates of Pizza 4 Patriots due to their family’s military connection.

According to Lauren, she and husband Mark initially learned about the nonprofit organization Pizza 4 Patriots when her brother, Andrew Lynch, was re- covering from an injury in April 2008 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Lynch sustained the injury while stationed in Iraq and is a 2000 graduate of West Point.

Lauren stated several months later, during the month of November, Pizzas 4 Patriots delivered steaming pizza pies to Walter Reed and other veteran hospitals across the country. In the fall of 2009, the Mosemanns got their very first opportunity to participate in the program but unfortunately missed the delivery to Walter Reed when the distribution was bumped back by one day.

This weekend during Super Bowl festivities, Pizzas 4 Patriots will be teaming up with express delivery company DHL and America’s Dairy Farmers to distribute 10,000 Chicago-style deep dish and stuffed pizzas by The Original Gino’s East of Chicago and Edwardo’s Natural Pizza, 7,000 bottles of high-protein Athletes Honey Milk and 500 footballs to servicemen and woman stationed in Iraq.

In addition to the proposed global delivery, pizzas will also be delivered by local vendors to veterans hospitals across the country.

According to Lauren, 31, the Athlete’s Honey Milk is comprised of 100 percent real milk and is shelf-stable. Furthermore, it contains high protein and high calcium while being low fat, lactose free and honey-enhanced.

“It’s perfect for refueling after strenuous physical activity and high-stress situations, making it an ideal drink for our troops,” noted Lauren, a calf and heifer manager at her family dairy operation. “... As a person with a family member in the military I can say that this is an awesome program to help our troops remember that we are here supporting them and trying to send them a little piece of home away from home. They need to know that they are not forgotten.”

While the CBS “Early Show” was the couple’s first scheduled promotional appearance, the Mosemanns noted they are not yet done spreading the news about the benefits of dairy products and Pizzas 4 Patriots. They hope to gain additional exposure in the tri-state area through television appearances and interviews.

Any resident interested in learning more about Pizzas 4 Patriots should check out the organization’s Web site at www.pizzas4patriots.com.

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