To commemorate Veterans Day and for the month of November, the Mt. Ephraim Philly Pretzel Factory will be honoring those who serve and continue to serve our country with uniquely shaped “V” pretzels.
Proceeds of every “V” pretzel sold will be donated to help the Ochoa family of Jacksonville, NC.
Retired MSgt Kenneth J. Ochoa and his wife Dawn have been married for 34 years — 24 of which he served in the United States Marine Corps.
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When Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas in September, the Ochoas lost everything. FEMA is only giving them $28,546, which will not cover the cost to repair their family’s home, let alone their personal items that were lost.
Over the course of Mr. Ochoa’s 24 years of service, he collected many mementos, including his uniforms, and now everything is gone.
To date, the Mt. Ephraim Philly Pretzel Factory has already donated $5,000.