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Aurora Band Boosters fundraiser returns for 19th year

The Aurora Band Boosters had their 19th annual waffle fundraiser on Sunday and dozens of people...
The Aurora Band Boosters had their 19th annual waffle fundraiser on Sunday and dozens of people stopped by to show their support.(Diamond Nunnally (KSNB))
Published: Feb. 21, 2021 at 4:19 PM CST
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AURORA, Neb. (KSNB) - The Aurora Band Boosters had their 19th annual waffle fundraiser on Sunday and dozens of people showed their support.

“This is the first time with the COVID restrictions we’ve offered the to go orders and that’s added a new wrinkle to everything going on, so I would say overall things are going very, very well,” said Aurora High School Band Director Dan Sodomka.

People paid $7 to get all you can eat waffles and sausages. They also purchased raffle tickets for $10.

“We do the Waffleman and then we have a big raffle that’s going on too for people to get prizes, and then the money’s used for our Band Boosters to help support our band program and our kids,” said Aurora Middle School Band Director Kate Metzger.

At first organizers were worried they wouldn’t be able to do the fundraiser this year because of COVID-19.

“We were very nervous and as things started opening up,” Sodomka said. “Our administration has been very supportive saying, “If the Waffleman will come, we’ll figure out away to do it.”

Without this fundraiser, the boosters wouldn’t be able buy instruments, meals during contests and other needs.

“Just any extra things that we may need that’s not in the normal school year budget,” Sodomka said. “They’re there to be able to provide that help for us.”

The waffle fundraiser ran from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. People who couldn’t make it out this time will just have to wait until next year to get a plate.

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