Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2018

Please Note: Saturday’s “Boots to Heels” Event has been postponed and will be rescheduled later this spring.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to invite women veterans to “Boots 2 Heels,” a free event designed to foster wellness and connect women with resources and guidance for empowerment. Boots 2 Heels is offered through Union County’s UC HERO initiative and will be held on Saturday, February 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westfield Armory, located at 500 Rahway Avenue in Westfield.

“UC HERO is focused on giving back to the veterans who put their lives on the line in the service of our country, and we hope that the Boots 2 Heels program provides women veterans with information that can help them achieve their goals in all of their endeavors,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “In any way that we can, this Freeholder Board is committed to supporting our veterans and recognizing their commitment to serving the greater good.”

Boots 2 Heels is presented by the Office of Veteran Services with the Office on Women.

The event will feature keynote speaker Stacey Hale, LCSW and three breakout sessions:

  • Yoga by Nicole DeAugustine, a certified yoga instructor
  • Beauty services by Jersey Boutique Spa of Westfield
  • Fashion services by Lord and Taylor of Westfield

A counselor from Youth & Family Counseling in Westfield will be available at the event, as well as a representative from Veteran Affairs.

Breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments will be provided through the generosity of Pinhos Bakery of Roselle, Whole Foods of Clark, and Bonds of Courage of Westfield.

The event is free but an RSVP is required. To RSVP to “Boots 2 Heels,” please contact Janna Williams at jwilliams@ucnj.orgby February 17.

For more information on the event, call 908-527-4918, 908-273-4122, or visit ucnj.org.

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