Hy-Vee distributes funds to local schools By David Lias
Plain Talk Ron Avery, store manager of the Hy-Vee in Vermillion, distributed over $5,000 to local schools Monday – raised with the help of people who shop at the store. From Sept. 1 to April 30, for every $200 of products purchased at the Vermillion Hy-Vee store, $1 was donated to local schools as part of the store's Cash for Students program. Students and parents dropped yellow receipts from their purchases at the Vermillion Hy-Vee store in drop boxes at the participating schools: Vermillion High School, Vermillion Middle School, Jolley Elementary School, Austin Elementary School and St. Agnes Catholic School. Trinity Lutheran Pre-School, the Center for Children and Families and the USD Children Center, all of Vermillion, were also designated as recipients of the Cash for Students program, as was the elementary and high schools in both Newcastle, NE, and Wynot, NE. Avery is confident that all of the recipients of the Cash for Students program will put the funds to good use. "Hy-Vee feels very strongly about supporting the community and about supporting the school systems in our communities," he said. "The students are our future leaders in our community, and also the future helpful smiles in the aisles of Hy-Vee. That's why Hy-Vee is proud to support our area schools. "It's just a good opportunity for schools to get a little extra money that's not in their budgets," he said. This is the second year in a row that the Hy-Vee in Vermillion has sponsored Cash for Students. "We will start the program once again this fall on Sept. 1," Avery said.