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Mrs. Darlene Hatch demonstrates the use of the new scooter that is now available for use at Hatch’s Super Foods, by cruising through an impromptu grocery store obstacle course in the Perkins County Elementary School gym at an assembly on March 6. 

Students donate scooter to Hatch’s

By Brooke Pankonin

Grant Tribune Sentinel

Perkins County Elementary met a great community need with the donation of a grocery scooter to Hatch’s Super Foods last week. 

Each year, K-6 students participate in Jump Rope For Heart, a national education and fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA.) 

This year, organizers Nicole Long and Shawn Cole chose to keep some of the funds raised from the program in the community instead of donating them all to the AHA. Organizer Sandy Waitley suggested the scooter for Hatch’s Super Foods.

“Hatch’s does so much for the community, to be able to give back to them was a great idea,” said Cole.

The sixth grade class renamed the event Jump for the Plainsmen. The event raised around $6,000. From that total, the scooter was purchased, $1,100 was donated to the AHA and the remaining funds will be used in the school for the students. 

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