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Marion Elementary box top drive nets $1,587

Staff writer

Marion Elementary School has received a check for $1,587 from General Mills for their first-semester Box Tops for Education drive.

Retired teacher Marj Sandberg spearheaded the drive, which started this summer, MES Principal Justin Wasmuth said.

“Mrs. Sandberg had a contest to see who would bring in 50 box tops from summer,” Wasmuth said. Students who brought the required amount were eligible for a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from Carlsons’ Grocery.

During the semester, each month had a different theme, and students were challenged to fill a piece of paper with 10 box tops each.

The money will be used for educational materials and activities. Some uses of the funds will be for a new listening center, art supplies, books for classrooms, and rewards for reading points.

Students will continue to collect box tops through February, and should receive another check in May, Wasmuth said.

Wasmuth said the school welcomes community members to contribute box tops as well.

“Drop them off at Marion Elementary School any time,” Wasmuth said.

Last modified Jan. 11, 2012