Local school collecting box tops for cash

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 9/29/98.

To help raise money for their school, students at the Paynesville Area Elementary School are involved in a unique program designed by General Mills. It is 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 and Yoplait Yogurt product box top collected, the school will received 10 cents. A qualifying box top is the top flap (or the side panel of yogurt products) of any General Mills product that has the 1998-99 ďBig G Box Tops for EducationĒ symbol.

Elementary principal Gary Heineman says, ďThis is a great opportunity for students, parents, grandparents and the whole community to combine efforts for the good of our school. I urge everyone to watch for those 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.

In the last three years, the district has raised more than $350 through the Box Tops for Education program. Heineman said anyone without children in school can bring the box tops to the school office.

For more information, contact Laura Prentice, 320-276-8296.

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