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TALK OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD: LOCAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND HONORS FOR JAN. 27, 2013

WACO, TX, January 27, 2013 - Grande Communications donated more than $43,000 to Waco-area charitable organizations and events in 2012. Over the past three years, Grande and its employees have donated more than $120,000 to the Waco community.

The Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo and Margarita & Salsa Festival were two of the events that Grande supported in 2012 through its charitable offerings.

More than $1,000 was raised by Grande employees for the Grande Employee Memorial Scholarship fund, with two scholarships awarded to Waco-area high school seniors. Employees collected canned foods and monetary donations during April for the Spring Onto Summer Food Drive.

Additional organizations that were beneficiaries to Grande's giving included Mission Waco, Waco ISD's Adopt-A-School program, Midway Little League, Midway ISD's Education Foundation, American Heart Association and the Humane Society of Central Texas.

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