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Supermercado Nuestra Familia to Host Omaha South High Band Fundraiser
Fundraiser to Help Band Pay for Washington DC Trip for 75th Annual Memorial Day Parade
Omaha, Neb., October 14, 2015 — Supermercado Nuestra Familia will host a fundraiser on Oct. 18 for Omaha South High Magnet School’s marching band to help defray expenses for their upcoming trip to perform in the 75th annual Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C.
The South High marching band was nominated to perform in the 75th annual Memorial Day Parade by Rep. Brad Ashford, D-Neb., and was selected to represent Nebraska. On May 30, 2016, several hundred thousand people will attend the parade, which is the largest Memorial Day event in the country. It is organized by the American Veterans Center and will be broadcast live to American troops stationed around the world. While in our nation’s capital, band students will also have the opportunity to visit educational and historical sites.
Supermercado Nuestra Familia located at 1826 Vinton will be hosting a fundraiser in its parking lot for the South High marching band on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Meals consisting of hot dogs, soda and chips will be sold for $3, with all proceeds benefitting the band. The band will play during the fundraiser, South High honor society students will be on hand to help during the event, and Radio Lobo 97.7 FM will be doing a live radio remote. A special one-day sale also will be held at the store.
“Supermercado Nuestra Familia is so proud and excited for the South High band to have the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital to play at the Memorial Day event, and we want to help them with their expenses,” said Meredith Gremel, SpartanNash VP, Corporate Affairs & Communications. “We are inviting the community to join us, enjoy the band, and hear more about their trip.”
The cost of the 6-day trip to and from D.C. will be $90,000, or about $902 per student, including hotel rooms, transportation, parade entry fees, meals and other costs.
The 94 marching band students have been fundraising through car washes, cookie dough sales, booths at community festivals and a GoFundMe account set up by marching band director Joe Homan.
SpartanNash (SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company and the largest food distributor serving U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world, in terms of revenue. The Company’s core businesses include distributing food to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and corporate-owned retail stores located in 46 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 165 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Fresh Markets and Econofoods.