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SHOP ’N SAVE CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY AND MILITARY AS TITLE SPONSOR OF THE 2018 WESTMORELAND COUNTY AIRSHOW


Retailer Gives Back Through In-Store Donations and Significant On-Site Presence at Airshow on July 28 and 29

PITTSBURGH, Pa.– SHOP ‘n SAVE, the independently owned and operated grocery chain with more than 90 stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, New York and West Virginia, is honored to announce it will be the title sponsor of the SHOP ‘n SAVE Westmoreland County Airshow for the fourth consecutive year, offering discounted tickets, fundraising support to military organizations and numerous entertaining activities for all ages. The event will take place July 28-29 at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pa.

“Our sponsorship of the Airshow is something we are very proud to preserve,” said Rich Haeflein, Advertising Account Manager, SHOP ‘n SAVE. “Supporting the military is a strong part of our commitment to social responsibility and our owners and customers are very passionate about contributing to this cause. Our amazing relationship with the SHOP ‘n SAVE Westmoreland County Airshow allows us to give back in a big way, while also engaging and interacting with our community.”

Gabe Monzo, Westmoreland County Airport Authority Executive Director, believes SHOP ‘n SAVE’s support is critical to the function of this beloved event.

“SHOP ‘n SAVE’s incredible contributions and unwavering dedication proves to be a crucial pillar of support for the Airshow year after year,” said Monzo. “We’re excited to work with them to bring this charitable, fun-filled event to life.”

SHOP ‘n SAVE’s commitment to the Westmoreland County Airshow allows the grocer to amplify family fun at one of the largest events in Westmoreland County, while also providing support to crucial causes. Now through the end of July, customers can purchase a flight wing for $1 at their local SHOP ‘n SAVE, which directly benefits veterans through the Feherty’s Troops First Foundation. As a result of 2017 fundraising efforts, independent retailers were able to donate $23,651 to the organization, which the retailers hope to surpass in 2018 (the group raised almost $40,000 collectively).

Continuing its dedication to the armed forces, SHOP ‘n SAVE will join forces with Eckrich, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats, to present one local military family with a very special surprise on Saturday, July 28. This is a part of an ongoing campaign by Eckrich to honor, thank, and support military veterans across the country.

Attractions and Activities

During the event, SHOP ‘n SAVE will have a physical presence with its official display area, located directly across from the main entrance, featuring the following activities and attractions:

  • Two Super Speedway Dragsters that visitors can sign and write well wishes to the men and women protecting our country overseas. There will also be a mini dragster that children can climb in for a photo (with adult supervision).
  • The “Shopper Chopper,” one of the largest shopping carts in the world. The cart has a 300 HP engine, holds 146 bags of groceries and is 9’ tall x 12’ long!
  • Guests can get their picture taken with the world’s largest cow (Turkey Hill Mascot), the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile and #18 M&M Kyle Bush Nascar Race Car.
  • Test your driving skills with the #88 Dale Earnhardt Hellman’s Nascar Race Car Simulator.
  • Test your pit crew skills with the Nascar Tire Change Time Challenge.
  • Raffle tickets on-sale for Sunoco fuel cards and SHOP ‘n SAVE gift cards at the top of every hour, totaling more than $1,800.

In addition to the various activities, attendees can enjoy this year’s all-star lineup, which includes aerial stunts by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, de Havilland Vampire, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Randy Ball MiG 17F, Douglas C-47 Skytrain “Gooney Bird” and more.

Tickets are available at a discount at SHOP ‘n SAVE stores now through July 27 (while supplies last): $12 for adults purchased in advance in-store and $20 at the gate.

Gates open at 8 a.m. each day with aerial demonstrations beginning at 11 a.m. at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, 148 Aviation Lane #103, Latrobe, PA 15650. Parking will be available on the field for $5 with all proceeds benefiting local volunteer fire departments.

To learn more about SHOP ‘n SAVE’s affiliation with the 2018 Airshow, visit the grocer’s website. For chances to win free Airshow tickets, visit the SHOP ‘n SAVE Facebook page.

About SHOP ‘n SAVE:

There are more than 90 independently owned and operated SHOP ‘n SAVE stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. SHOP ‘n SAVE offers customers everyday low prices on name brand and private label products. For more information, visit www.shopnsavefood.com.

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