Band Blitz IV, a fundraiser benefiting Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops and the Shakopee, Minnesota VFW Post 4046, hit all the right notes with attendees at Shakopee’s Canterbury Park.

“Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops was proud to partner with the Shakopee VFW and local businesses to host this fun outdoor event in support of military families throughout the community and state. We enjoyed the music, raffle and laugher in a great venue in a socially distant manner. Together, with our volunteers, we’re pleased to bring the gift of green space to our nation’s heroes.”

Cindy Code
Project EverGreen

Band Blitz IV, a fundraiser benefiting Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops and the Shakopee, Minnesota VFW Post 4046, hit all the right notes with attendees at Shakopee’s Canterbury Park.

Project EverGreen’s Ki Matsko (left) and Cindy Code work the registration table at Band Blitz IV.

More than 200 music lovers came out on Saturday, August 29 to support Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops initiative, which offers free lawn care services for families of deployed military personnel, and co-sponsor Shakopee VFW Post 4046 that will use proceeds from the concert to support the post’s ongoing activities to benefit military members.

“Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops was proud to partner with the Shakopee VFW and local businesses to host this fun outdoor event in support of military families throughout the community and state,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “We enjoyed the music, raffle and laugher in a great venue in a socially distant manner. Together, with our volunteers, we’re pleased to bring the gift of green space to our nation’s heroes.”

The double bill concert featured popular local band Little Chicago and headliner

The double bill concert featured popular local band Little Chicago and headliner the Shane Martin Band.

the Shane Martin Band, a group of talented veteran musicians who have performed at some of the top country music festivals in the country.

Current GreenCare for Troops volunteers in attendance included Nathan Newlands of Spring Touch Lawn & Pest Control and William Krammer of Krammer’s Lawn Care & Snow Removal.

Sponsors for the event included Gary Janisch, HJ Development, Toro, Bremer Bank, Nufarm, Southbridge Crossing, FLM Harvest and Gardner & Gardner.

Toro donated lawn equipment including a walk behind mower, snow blower and chain saws that were raffled off with the proceeds going to support the efforts of Project EverGreen and the Shakopee VFW.

Project EverGreen’s Cindy Code (left) introduces band members.