Walmart store funds school, music festival

On June 1, Wal­mart store man­ager at 9745 Roosevelt Blvd., George Smith( cen­ter), and Bill Ra­pone, an aide to City Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill (left) award grants to Our Lady of Cal­vary School and the Pennypack Park Mu­sic Fest­iv­al. Ac­cept­ing for the school was prin­cip­al Sis­ter Mil­dred Chesnav­age. Ac­cept­ing for the mu­sic fest­iv­al was board mem­ber Jerry Lath­rop. Wal­mart also honored the 33 em­ploy­ees who have worked there since the store opened in 2004. (Tom War­ing)


The Wal­mart store at 9745 Roosevelt Blvd. re­cently cel­eb­rated its re­cent renov­a­tions by mak­ing char­it­able con­tri­bu­tions to a loc­al school and a pop­u­lar mu­sic fest­iv­al.

The de­part­ment store presen­ted a $3,000 check to Our Lady of Cal­vary, which is the largest Cath­ol­ic ele­ment­ary school in the North­east. Prin­cip­al Sis­ter Mil­dred Chesnav­age and pas­tor­al coun­cil mem­ber Ed Turz­anski ac­cep­ted the dona­tion.

The store also gave $1,000 to the Pennypack Park Mu­sic Fest­iv­al, which of­fers con­certs most Wed­nes­day nights dur­ing the sum­mer. Board mem­ber Jerry Lath­rop ac­cep­ted the check.

Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing con­tri­bu­tions were the Clean Air Coun­cil and Lo­gan Hope School.

Great­er Kens­ing­ton String Band provided mu­sic­al en­ter­tain­ment. Wal­mart em­ploy­ee Re­gina Quaiser sung The Star-Spangled Ban­ner.

The loc­al store, which is loc­ated in the Whit­man Plaza shop­ping cen­ter, em­ploys 320 people, many of whom joined in for the “Wal­mart cheer.”

Store man­ager George Smith re­cog­nized the 33 em­ploy­ees who’ve been with the com­pany since the store opened in 2004.

Among those in at­tend­ance were Wal­mart mar­ket man­ager Todd Wilson and Bill Ra­pone, an aide to City Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill. ••


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