Pamida awards grant to Vermillion United Way

Pamida awards grant to Vermillion United Way The Vermillion Pamida and the Pamida Foundation announce an award of $3,000 to Vermillion United Way.

Funds for the grant were made possible by Pamida's first Charitable Golf Outing held in October of 2000, which raised a total of $669,980 to be used towards fulfilling the foundation's goal of making a difference in Pamida hometowns and communities.

"Pamida is committed to taking an active part in the continued growth and well being of our community," said Dan Kenton, manager of the Vermillion Pamida. "We are proud to join with Vermillion United Way in this important project."

Michael Hopkins, Pamida president, said, "At Pamida, corporate citizenship is more than a responsibility; it's a privilege. We are proud to support a variety of charitable, family and children's organizations and community events, and are very pleaseed to support the United Way in Vermillion."

Pamida is a subsidiary of ShopKo Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Green Bay, WI, operating 396 retail stores in 22 states, primarily in the Midwest, Western Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions. Pamida operations, headquartered in Omaha, NE, include 232 discount stores located in rural communities.

There are 164 specialty discount stores operating under the ShopKo name in mid-sized and larger cities. For more information about Pamida or ShopKo visit one of the following web sites: www.pamida.com or www.shopko.com.

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