December 24, 2011 by staff
Money Drop, We now know who wanted to drop money from a helicopter over the City of Wichita. Spangles Operations Director Renee Steven confirmed it was her company that put in the offer. She says, “We thought it would be a fun, different event…right?…so we thought. It started out as a simple idea and a phone call to the Mayor to see if it could even be done. We asked the Mayor if we could remain anonymous as we were still working on the details of the event.”
Steven says the company thought it would be a fun way to say thank to the community for supporting Spangles, a local business.
“We were trying to think of something to do for our customers people that come into us all the time something for the average person walking across the street we thought wouldn’t it be fun to have money falling from the sky.”
Due to possible safety issues the drop could have presented, the city turned down the idea. It was worried about the possibility of accidents with people trying to grab falling dollar bills. A helicopter company that was asked to participate in the Christmas giveaway also voiced similar concerns.
Steven says, “Well it was fun thinking about it…I actually caught myself looking up to the sky wondering what it would be like to see money falling down; but probably not such a safe idea after all.”
Now that Spangles is not doing the money drop, the funds will be redirected to several charities.
Steven did not reveal how much money would’ve been dropped over the city nor did she say how much money Spangles plans to donate. However, she said members of the management team plans on making the donations before the start of the new year.
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