United Supermarkets & Market Street Announce Fundraising Campaign for August 31 Memorial in Odessa

(Midland/Odessa, Texas) – United Supermarkets and Market Street will hold an event to announce the start of a fundraising campaign for the memorial honoring victims of the August 31, 2019 mass shooting in Odessa on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 10:00 a.m. at 4950 E 42nd St.

The memorial, dubbed “Bright Stars: A Memorial,” was created by Jim Sanborn and will be part of the Memorial Gardens adjacent to the Market Street on 42nd Street in Odessa. One-hundred percent of the funds raised will go to the memorial park.

John Jameson, regional vice president for the United Family, will be in attendance along with Odessa Mayor David Turner and Randy Ham, the executive director of Odessa Arts. They will speak about the plans for the memorial as well as how guests of United Supermarkets and Market Street can contribute to the project through the campaign.

In an effort to keep everyone safe, we remind our friends and partners in the media to wear a mask at the event as we also observe social distancing guidelines.


Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.


Market Street, 4950 E. 42nd Street, Odessa


John Jameson, Regional Vice President, The United Family

David Turner, Mayor of Odessa

Randy Ham, Exec. Director of Odessa Arts


For photo/filming opportunities and interviews with The United Family, please contact:

    • Joey Marcades at 806.281.8078 or email at jmarcades@unitedtexas.com
    • Nancy Sharp at 806.786.1363 or email at nsharp@unitedtexas.com

About The United Family®

In its 104th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a grocery chain with stores in 53 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and their distribution center in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 94 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons LLC. For more information, please visit www.unitedtexas.com.

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