Marsh Throws Bi-state Block Party

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Marsh Throws Bi-state Block Party

08/01/2011

To help support neighborhood anti-crime programs, Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets will host what it has dubbed the Marsh Great American Cookout Super Block Party, an “All-Store Simultaneous Cookout.”

In conjunction with the Tuesday evening event, Marsh is donating $50,000 to support local anti-crime programs in all the neighborhoods its serves. Members of local police departments will be at the stores helping with booths and games for children. Visitors can meet their local police officials, with free Eckrich hot dogs, Snyder’s of Hanover Kruncher Chips and Coca-Cola available to the first 250 people to arrive.

“The Great American Cookout Super Block Party is Marsh’s way of honoring the great men and women who serve in our local police departments,” said Joe Kelley, Marsh president, chairman and CEO. “These are the folks who keep our families and customers safe every day. We all sleep better and feel safer because of the incredible work they do.”

Kelley added: “Local events like this bond neighborhoods together. They create camaraderie and caring. Everyone feels a little more connected to each other after an event like this.”

Marsh operates 97 supermarkets in Indiana and Ohio.