SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH ENMARKET FOR TENTH ANNIVERSARY’S PICNIC IN THE PARK

SAVANNAH, GA – July 23, 2018 – The Savannah Philharmonic announces a new presenting sponsor for Savannah’s largest outdoor cultural event, Picnic in the Park.  Enmarket is already a loyal supporter of the Philharmonic and this new partnership will ensure that the tenth anniversary Picnic in the Park will be a truly remarkable highlight of the season.

This year, Savannah’s annual tradition in historic Forsyth Park is slated for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 and around 20,000 people are expected to enjoy this year’s festivities, which are free and open to the public.

Brett Giesick, President of Enmarket, said, “Enmarket is delighted to be the presenting sponsor of Picnic in the Park in 2018.  Our company is deeply rooted and vested in the Savannah community and we have supported music, education and cultural arts for many years. And for us, the opportunity to help the Philharmonic present with this community-wide epic event, aligns with our mission to give back.”

In 2015, in partnership with the City of Savannah, Savannah Philharmonic proudly adopted the development, production and fulfillment of Picnic in the Park in support of their mission. This dynamic event gives the organization an opportunity to inform, instruct and enrich the community through orchestral music and to increase community awareness and appreciation for the arts. This event gives area schools students who participate in their Orchestra Lab educational programs the opportunity to perform on stage, in a live professional environment, while family and friends watch-on. In addition, their long-standing partnership with 3rdInfantry Division, provide performances by the U.S. Army Band, Color Guard and Salute Battalion.  And traditionally, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra takes center stage at 7:00pm! No, doubt, the 2018 event, which is free and open to the public, will once again provide great camaraderie and live music for all to enjoy.

Terri O’Neil, Executive Director commented, “We could not be more appreciative to Enmarket for this valuable partnership.  Their loyal and generous support strongly demonstrates our shared commitment to giving back to the citizens of Savannah.”

Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 stores and 14 quick serve restaurants as the 54th-largest convenience store operator in the country. For more information about Enmarket, visit www.enmarket.com

The Savannah Philharmonic aims to be regarded as one of the most dynamic and engaging orchestral and choral groups in the U.S. and serves as an essential musical, educational, cultural, and economic asset to the city of Savannah. The organization informs, instructs and enriches the community through orchestral and choral performances, while promoting and increasing community knowledge and appreciation of the arts. For more information about the Savannah Philharmonic, please visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org.

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