Earlier this summer, anonymous donors offered to match contributions to the Capital Campaign fund for the Friends of the City Band, up to $25,000, through Labor Day. The money goes toward band equipment and the development of Normal Park. The band is pleased to announce that $30,020.46 was raised. Challenge met! Wait. Challenge exceeded!!
Though there is still more to be raised in the campaign, the band would like to thank all who donated recently to meet the $25K challenge. The band’s goal is to raise the entire $506,561 before the city band season begins next year. Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the fund can do so in several ways.
Donations can be sent to: Friends of the City Band, Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill, WI 54452. You can also visit the Chamber of Commerce website (merrillchamber.org) or the Merrill City Band website (merrillcityband.org). All major credit cards are accepted. Log on to the websites for more information or contact city band director, Linda Becker, at (715) 873-4564 or the Chamber office at (715) 536-9474.