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Rossi\’s Corner Store presents grant money to Myers Elementary

Last week, Cate Crider of Rossi’s Corner Store presented a check to Myers Elementary School of the Bellwood-Antis School District.
The check for $500 is a grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program. Rossi’s worked with school officials to secure the grant. It was one of 4,000 available to schools across the country. The grants were made possible by funding from the Exxon Mobil Corporation.
“Myers Elementary works hard to make learning interesting and fun,” said Crider. “As an Exxon retailer, I am proud to help young people in the Bellwood and Antis Township communities.”
A press release to The Daily Herald explained that the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools. The release noted, “ExxonMobil believes that, as members of the community, local retailers are best qualified to work with local educators to help identify schools and programs most in need of support.”
The press release said Rossi’s Corner Store met stringent eligibility criteria before applying for and being awarded the grant, including “having a commitment to provide a superior buying experience for customers.”
Crider made the presentation of the check to Myers Elementary School Principal Terri Harpster. Crider noted that her store has also participated in the grant program in past years.