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Pike Central Band Hosts Luncheon For Texas Woman Who Helped With Uniforms

Posted at 12:14 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 13:13:24-04

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)- The Pike County Central band hosted a luncheon as a thank you to a Texas woman who stepped in to help them when they found themselves in a bit of trouble.

Back in October, LEX 18 told you about the band who was out several thousand dollars after the company that was supposed to make their uniforms closed abruptly without warning.  The loss of the money caused a strain on the program’s already limited funds.

Ann Skaehill, a mother of band students in Prosper, Texas, saw the story and decided to help out. She created a crowdsourcing page for the band which more than exceed its goal.

“For many of us, marching band is where our kids have come alive.  It’s a safe place for them to learn and grow both individually and as a team.  Hearing about the hardship of a band across the country made us ache for those students who are working hard to produce a solid show, just like our own kids are busy doing,” wrote Skaehill.

The school managed to come up with new uniforms and donations poured in from around the country.

Friday, the school’s band held a special performance for Skaehill at the school to thank her for her help.

“We are so thankful she got to visit,” wrote Sarah Ruth Moon, a teacher and wife of the school’s band director.