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Fairfield Harbour Community Manager, Newspaper Editor to Attend 2013 MDA New Bern Lockup Aug. 1

On-Site Community Manager Mystre’ Van Horn and The Beacon Editor Ruth Mitchell Will Participate in Annual Fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Association

New Bern, NC, July 27, 2013 --( Fairfield Harbour (, a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced that Mystre’ Van Horn, on-site community manager of Fairfield Harbour, and Ruth Mitchell, editor of Fairfield Harbour’s The Beacon, will participate in the 2013 New Bern Lockup benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on Thursday, Aug. 1.

The MDA’s Lockup program is a national fundraiser that occurs at various times throughout the year to help fund lifesaving research, a nationwide network of medical clinics and accessible summer camps for those affected by neuromuscular diseases. During the lockup, community and business leaders agree to be “put behind bars” for a period of time, and they utilize their relationships with vendors, co-workers, family and friends to raise donations which go towards their “bail.” All donations benefit MDA’s fight against muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases.

Van Horn and Mitchell have agreed to enter the make-shift jail cell at the New Bern Fire and Rescue Department at 1401 Neuse Blvd. for one hour each at a time to be determined, with a donation goal of $2,500. A donation box is located in the Fairfield Harbour POA office.

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“I am excited to participate in the 2013 New Bern Lockup for the MDA,” said Van Horn. “This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart because my 16-year-old daughter has Charcot-Marie-Tooth muscular dystrophy. I am happy to donated my time to help the MDA and those in our community who are affected by muscular dystrophy and other related illnesses.”

“I am excited to have two of my fellow Fairfield Harbour residents join in the fight with MDA,” said Larry Knapp, president of the Fairfield Harbour Board of Directors. “It is important that our community reaches out to those in need to show our support of good causes such as this one. I wish Mystre’ and Ruth all the best in their attempt to raise donations for their bail.”

“It is an honor to join Mystre’ in the ‘slammer’ as we help raise money for the MDA,” said Mitchell. “I am excited to have a fun and interesting opportunity to give back to those in need through the 2013 New Bern Lockup. Fairfield Harbour and its residents are constantly volunteering their time to help others, and I am proud to join in the fight against muscle diseases.”

About Fairfield Harbour:
Established in 1975, Fairfield Harbour is a boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, North Carolina. Residents living in this recreational, resort and retirement community have access to numerous social networks as well as a 75-acre manmade harbor along the Neuse River that lies only 18 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway. Fairfield Harbour is located on more than 2,000 acres and includes more than 1,300 privately-owned single family homes, 144 condominiums and 24 townhouses. Dedicated to giving back to the community, Fairfield Harbour and its residents actively support more than 75 nonprofit groups in the region, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Tryon Palace, Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation and Coastal Women’s Shelter. Community Association Services (CAS, Inc.), which is led by John Stone, president, serves as the professional management company for Fairfield Harbour. Fairfield Harbour was most recently named “Community of the Year” by the Community Association Institute of North Carolina. For more information about Fairfield Harbour, visit

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MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600
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