By Tim Kowols
Local veterans will be able to pluck a few extra chords thanks to the kindness of students at Luxemburg-Casco Intermediate School. Students raised over $2,300 to purchase 15 new guitars for the Green Bay Chapter of Guitars For Vets. Supporting veterans with a special campaign has become an annual tradition, but music teacher Mary Schley says this year was different.
Erin Mendoza from Guitars For Vets said she was overwhelmed by the number of guitars that were donated, which allow even more veterans learn how to play an instrument.
Students hosted donation challenges throughout the school and received additional donations from a Coast Guard Auxiliary group and Celebrate DePere.