LOCKPORT, NY – Crosby’s Stores presented a check for $1,099 to the Lockport High School (LHS) Music Department on Monday, January 24, at 6:30 pm at LHS. The funds were raised from the partnership established during Lockport native Joshua Vacanti’s run this past fall on the NBC show “The Voice”.
The check presentation took place during the LHS winter choral concert. Vacanti was on hand for the event, along with his LHS music teacher, Rob Pacillo.
“Crosby’s was proud to partner with Joshua Vacanti during his historic run and we wanted to be able to give something back to the community,” according to Lenny Smith, Vice President/General Manager of Crosby’s Stores. In addition to the funds raised for LHS, Crosby’s also raised $1,014 for the Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport during Vacanti’s time on the show. Those funds will be used to sponsor four seats in the Palace’s balcony with plaques, as well as provide the LHS Music Department with 15 tickets per performance so students can attend all “Curtain Up Productions” for the 2022 season.
The LHS check presentation took place at the start of the concert. Crosby’s raised the funds through the donation of $1 from every sub sandwich sold in each of their stores within the 716 area code last fall.
“This is Crosby’s 100th year and, as always, we remain highly committed to the communities we serve,” Smith said. “This is just one example of how we give back to keep those communities thriving.”