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Quandt helps raise $10K+ for GI vet cemetery

Updated: May. 31, 2021 at 12:50 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Hall County Commissioner Gary Quandt has finally come down from the roof of the courthouse after spending the weekend up there.

Quandt was determined to raise money during his courthouse challenge, and he did. He raised more than $10,000 to go toward the new Grand Island Veteran Cemetery. He plans to match 10% of what he’s raised. Now that doesn’t include the $10,000 he has already donated to the project.

This is something he has done in the past, but normally the money would have gone to Hero flights. This year, it’s going to the cemetery.

He started the challenge Friday evening and remained up there until Monday morning with no food, little sleep and colder temperatures. But he said it was nothing compared to what veterans have gone through.

“Our men and women that served our country went through so much more than I have. I hope people remember it’s Memorial Day and every day we need to honor our men and women who served in the military and the flag,” said Quandt.

The Hall County Veterans Services office has until August to raise the rest of the money for the cemetery.

People interested in helping can donate at any Four Points Bank or the Veterans Service Office year-round.

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