To the editor:

To the editor:

On behalf of the Big Red Band, I would like to thank the community for its overwhelming support at the annual cake auction fundraiser on July 10 during the Fireman's Festival.

Leading up to the cake auction, we were worried that the current economic situation would affect our outcome, but the community proved through its support that the Big Red Band truly is the pride of Johnstown.

The fundraiser raised $5,060, surpassing last year's auction by nearly $1,000. The success of the auction was needed this year more than ever, as the band will be traveling to Atlanta, Ga., to perform in the NCAA Peach Bowl on New Year's Eve. This is such a great opportunity for our children, our school and our town, and we know that the band will make us proud.

Once again, thank you for making our auction a success, and we look forward to continued support of the Johnstown Johnnies Big Red Band.

Marty Sapp

Band Boosters Cake Auction Chairperson