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Local Founder to be Honored at Step One Fest as Evan Williams Bourbon ''American-Made Hero''

Step One Automotive Group announced the addition of Evan Williams Bourbon and its American-Made Heroes Foundation to the June 12, 2022, Step One Fest celebration. The bourbon company recently selected the Founder of Healing Paws for Warriors, Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Ret), Mike Arena, as one of its "American-Made Heros."

Arena joins Evan Williams Bourbon on the Step One Fest stage at 1 p.m., for a special presentation followed by a bourbon bottle signing. Bourbon fans will not want to miss the opportunity to add this unique bottle to their collections. Attendees can learn more by visiting the Healing Paws for Warriors booth. 

"We have worked with Mike Arena in the past and know how dedicated he is to helping his fellow veterans. We are so excited to host this special ceremony at our 5th-anniversary celebration." - Maureen Bierman, Director of Marketing, Step One Automotive Group

The American-Made Heroes Foundation salutes U.S. military veterans who dedicate their lives to helping others, especially fellow service members. Evan Williams provides a platform for sharing their stories, raising awareness for charitable causes, and supporting nonprofit organizations that serve the veteran community.

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