In November 2013, SOKM was invited to apply on-line for a Walmart grant to celebrate the opening of the Walmart Neighborhood Market in the Camarillo Target Shopping Center. SOKM requested money to repair donated instruments. On Monday, January 13, SOKM President Karen Gatchel and Vice President Betty Weyek attended the VIP event, where they received a check for $1000.00.
The Grand Opening of the Walmart store (in what used to be Linens and Things) was on Wednesday, January 15th at 7:30 am. The ACHS Band played, and SOKM and other grant recipients were awarded their checks.