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La Crosse's "Grandma Drummer" stars in Pizza Hut Super Bowl ad


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The Grandma Drummer is back as the star of a new commercial airing in the Super Bowl.

Mary Hvizda of La Crosse is featured in a commercial for Pizza Hut. The commercial starts out with Mary behind the drum set in her You Tube video while the announcer says "Mary, you march to the beat of a different drummer. In fact, you are that drummer."  The commercial then goes on to pitch the company's new hand tossed pizza.

The video of Mary was shot last year at the Coalition Drum Shop in downtown La Crosse by employee Dustin Hackworth. She would come into the store every so often and play for the amazed employees and others in the store.  "Her sitting down and starting to play. Incredible. We were blown away. I've never seen someone at that age play at that level. It was awesome", said Hackworth last July when the video of Mary first appeared.  Once on You Tube, it quickly became a huge hit.  

In the several months since the video went online, there's been more than 5.1 million views of the video.
Hackworth was also involved in getting the commercial together for Pizza Hut.


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