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Folds of Honor Foundation receives $405,000 donation from Twin Peaks

DALLAS - Twin Peaks recently held its annual Miss Twin Peaks Contest at The Bomb Factory in Dallas where the 2018 winner was crowned.

During the national contest, televised live to all restaurants around the country, Twin Peaks presented a $405,000 donation to its national charity Folds of Honor. Folds of Honor is an organization that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.

“We announced our partnership with Folds of Honor during last year’s contest and committed to raising enough funds to sponsor one $5,000 scholarship from each of our stores nationwide,” said Joe Hummel, CEO of Twin Peaks. “We are so proud to announce that we met our goal! We couldn’t have done this without the help of all of our amazing Twin Peaks fans. At Twin Peaks, our support for and appreciation of America’s men and women in uniform is woven into our DNA. We are overjoyed and honored to be able to fund scholarships for the families of service-members who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.”

The check was accepted by Sarah Duncan, the first-ever Folds of Honor scholarship recipient to become a college graduate. Duncan now works for Folds of Honor in the Dallas office. Twin Peaks also gave away 1,000 free tickets to active and retired military personnel so that they could all celebrate the donation together and enjoy the contest and private show by Big & Rich.

“We are very grateful for this extremely generous donation from Twin Peaks,” Duncan said. “With this donation, we will be able to send many well-deserving family members of our country’s fallen and disabled service members to college. We are committed to nurturing the legacy left by these heroic Americans and Twin Peaks has become an influential part of that mission.”

Elexes from Scottsdale, Ariz. took home the title of Miss Twin Peaks 2018. The expert judging panel included UFC Fighter Felice Herrig, Awarded Fitness Model Clare Morrow, High-end Fashion Photographer Dixie Dixon, Mike Sirois from The Ticket, Big Brother 18 Houseguest Corey Brooks and Owner of Waitressville Uniforms Terra Saunders.

Twin Peaks welcomes every guest with primetime matchups and barrel-aged whiskey. The entire menu is prepared in-house, to order and in generous portions to satisfy every appetite. More information on Twin Peaks, including locations and franchise information, is available at

Founded in 2005 in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville, Twin Peaks now has 82 locations in 25 states. Twin Peaks is the ultimate sports lodge featuring made-from-scratch food and the coldest beer in the business served by friendly and attractive Twin Peaks Girls surrounded by scenic views and the latest in high-definition TVs. Folds of Honor – a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members – is the national charity of Twin Peaks. For more information, visit

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States Armed Forces. Our educational scholarships support private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded more than 13,000 scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, including more than 2,800 in 2016 alone. For more information, you may visit

Published July 14, 2018

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