Community Fundraising Earns One Hudson Resident a Surprise

By just participating in a fundraiser for the Hudson High Orchestra, Marlene Videtich won an iPad 2!

By just participating in a fundraiser for the Hudson High Orchestra, Marlene Videtich won an iPad 2!

HUDSON, WI – Marlene Videtich has one more thing she can check off her holiday wish list. Last Monday, Videtich became the proud owner of one of Apple’s newest technologies…by just supporting a local school program.

Instead, Videtich, a parent of a Hudson High School student, was presented with a black iPad 2 simply for supporting the Hudson High School Orchestra.

“This is so exciting,” said Videtich. “I’ve never won anything in my life!”

The iPad giveaway, provided by Lon Feia, owner of The Cellular Connection in Hudson, worked in conjunction with MAX – a fundraising service by Go Buy Local – aimed to send the Orchestra on a trip to Chicago. By using MAX, more than 90 percent of the proceeds benefitted the Orchestra and all dollars stayed local. With MAX, nonprofits have raised thousands of dollars and consumers saved money by supporting local businesses and sustaining their community.

“I’m a strong believer in buying local and benefitting our community. As such, supporting local school families is important,” said Feia. “The iPad 2 is a perfect tie-in as a tool for education.”

Visit The Cellular Connection today at 131 Carmichael Road in Hudson or call them at 715-531-0111. Learn more about how you can empower your nonprofit by visiting http://gobuylocal.com/ecard.


Go Buy Local’s mission is to strengthen local business and contribute to local schools and causes to support sustainable communities across America. Learn more at www.gobuylocal.com.

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