Mapleton Elementary receives $1,000 Hannaford grant

12 years ago

Mapleton Elementary

receives $1,000 Hannaford grant

    MAPLETON — Mapleton Elementary School was awarded a $1,000 education grant May 17 for raising the most money through the Hannaford Helps Schools program.

Staff photo/Scott Mitchell Johnson

    RECEIVES GRANT — Graves’ Shop ‘n Save awarded a $1,000 education grant to Mapleton Elementary School for raising the most money through the Hannaford Helps Schools program. BU-HANNAFORD HELPS MES-CLR-DC-SH-21 The school will use the money to make upgrades to its sound system. Pictured at the May 17 check presentation are, from left, front row: kindergartners Rylee Crowe and Claude Sutherland, first-graders Cade Ennis and Isabelle Dionne, and second-graders Clay Gregg and Alanna Berube. Back row: Ryan Graves, assistant manager at Graves’ Shop ‘n Save; Principal Dan Duprey, and Donald Samiya, store manager.

    Under the terms of the program, which ran from Sept. 5-Dec. 5, 2011, shoppers could raise funds for local schools by purchasing participating products. This year, there were more than 900 eligible items including Hannaford brand items and products to choose from.

    There was no limit to the amount that could be raised by each school. Each store awarded an additional $1,000 education grant to the one school registered through that store that raised the most funds. Mapleton Elementary was the Graves’ Shop ‘n Save education grant winner.

    “On behalf of Graves’ Shop ‘n Save, it gives me great pleasure to present this check to Mapleton Elementary School,” said Store Manager Donald Samiya. “Graves’ Shop ‘n Save is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve and I can’t think of a better way to do so then by investing in our local schools.”

    According to Principal Dan Duprey, the money will be used to make upgrades to the school’s sound system.