The Army’s Army Teams Up With Mellow Mushroom to Host Interactive Cooking Class for Surviving Military Children

Fayetteville, NC — August 20, 2013 — The Army’s Army, the world’s only volunteer organization of citizens and businesses who have pledged their moral, physical and spiritual support to those in the military, in conjunction with Mellow Mushroom, will host a special “cooking class” for Children of the Fallen™ families on Saturday, August 24 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The event, which is RSVP only, will take place at Mellow Mushroom, located at 301 N. McPherson Church Rd. in Fayetteville, NC.

During the event, children will have the opportunity to:
– Take a photo with the Mellow Mushroom mascot, “Mel”
– Tour the Mellow Mushroom kitchen
– Create (and take home) their own custom pizza
– Receive a special discount card for Mellow Mushroom’s Family Night

“We’re thrilled to partner with The Army’s Army to host such a wonderful event for the children of fallen soldiers,” said Food and Beverage Director for Mellow Mushroom, Sidney Julich. “This is a great opportunity for us to show our appreciation for the local families who have sacrificed so much by providing them with an opportunity to get out and enjoy themselves.”

When a soldier is killed in the line of duty, the families left behind often have a difficult time coping and finding a place to escape from the grief. This two hour pizza party will allow surviving military families to bond in a casual setting, while participating in a fun activity for the whole family.

“We’d like to thank Sidney Julich, Patty Miller, Reid Fogleman, and the rest of the team from Mellow Mushroom of Fayetteville for helping us put together this fun, educational cooking workshop as a way to support those who have lost a loved one in the war,” said Janine West, Executive Director of The Army’s Army. “I’m looking forward to seeing all the different pizza combinations the children will come up with, as well as the memories they’ll make with other children in similar situations.”

The Children of The Fallen mentoring program was established by The Army’s Army as a way to help children that have lost a parent or guardian in the war. Through fun, interactive monthly events, the program gives children an opportunity to build lasting relationships and learn valuable life skills.

If you would like to make a donation to The Army’s Army for The Children Of The Fallen Mentoring Program, please contact Janine West at (910)709-9671 or [email protected]

About The Army’s Army:
The Army’s Army is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization made up of citizens and businesses who have pledged their support to those in the military. We do everything we can to make soldiers, veterans and their families feel welcome, appreciated and safe. The Army’s Army is dedicated to “watching over those who watch over us©.” For additional information, please visit or

About Mellow Mushroom:
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers ( was founded in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia and is operated under Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc. For 39 years, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh stone baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art filled and family friendly environment. Each Mellow is locally owned and operated with a unique vibe focused around great customer service and high quality food. For more information on Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at