Marietta, Ohio (January 15, 2010) – Your neighborhood Par Mar Stores are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Wednesday Wish Day program. This program was developed in order to help local less-fortunate families by providing them with presents on Christmas morning. Over the past 10 years, with the help of donations from customers, Par Mar Stores has raised almost $200,000, raising almost $30,000 in 2005 alone! Par Mar not only accepts donations at each location, but employees hold events, such as cookouts, bake sales and drawings, in order to increase donations throughout the year. This year, the Salvation Army was chosen to distribute funds raised in the community. Par Mar presented the organization with a check for more than $21,000 for local children. Par Mar Stores would like to thank all of their customers for their support of the Wednesday Wish Day program. Par Mar employees shopped at Christmas for the Angel Tree (shown below) with money they raised throughout the yea through raffles, bake sales, etc. Click on a photo to see it larger.