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Music to Their Ears: GuitarTown Gifts $45K to Waukesha Schools

Huge donation benefits the school district's arts and music programs.

The  is due to receive a $45,000 windfall, thanks to and the Gibson Foundation.

In making the donation, GuitarTown hits a high note with the school district.

"It's just a fantastic surprise," said Superintendent Todd Gray. "This is a huge donation and this will be very well-used in the music and art departments."

According to its website, Waukesha GuitarTown Project's mission is to "raise funds to better the lives of those served by local charitable organizations, including Waukesha school music and art programs, the new , and the new

There are "no strings attached" for the gift, other than putting the GuitarTown logo on instruments and equipment purchased with the funds, Gray said.

Gray said he was surprised by the amount of the donation. He was expecting a $5,000 or $10,000 donation.

"This is just a wonderful gift," he said, thanking GuitarTown. He also thanked Mayor Jeff Scrima for thinking of the district as a recipient for the donation.

BRM Management August 10, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Thank you GuitarTown! You are a blessing! ~ Valerie, Gary, Becca, Collin and Ryan Richter
@-;-'---- Rose August 10, 2012 at 04:06 PM
What wonderful news!! Certainly more than balances the scales for Mayor Scrima IMHO.
Phil Esche August 11, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Thanks Mayor Scrima for your insight on this project!

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