Community saves boxtops for education

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 9/24/97.

To help raise money for the school, local students at Paynesville Area Elementary School are involved in a unique program designed by General Mills, itís called Big G Box Tops for Education.

For every qualifying General Mills cereal box top collected, the school will receive 15 cents and for every qualifying GM snacks or Yoplait yogurt product box top collected, the school will receive 10 cents. A qualifying box top is the top flap (on the side panel of yogurt products) of any General Mills product that has the 1997-98 ďBig G Box Tops for EducationĒ symbol. The program runs through March 31, 1998.

General Mills is the maker of Cheerios, Wheaties, Pop-Secret microwave popcorn, fruit snacks, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Golden Graham Treats, Sweet Rewards and Yoplait Yogurt multipack products.

ďThis is a great opportunity for students, parents, grandparents and the whole community to combine efforts for the good of our school,Ē Gary Heineman, elementary principal, said. ďI urge everyone to watch for the box top logos, clip them out and send them to school. The school has a list of all participating products and will be happy to share it with anyone interested in helping. Lists are also being sent home with elementary students.Ē

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