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Riverview school service award for Lower Valley's Safeway

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The Riverview Schools Board of Directors presented Roger Jones, manager of the Duvall Safeway, with the 2011 Community Service Award on June 28. Safeway and Riverview have partnered over the years to assist in the success of students in school and in the community. Safeway was the first business to provide employment learning experiences for students in the transition program, and provided employment for those who have exited the program.

The Cedarcrest High School DECA Club has worked with Safeway for over five years with store takeovers that provided fundraising programs that benefitted breast cancer/prostrate cancer awareness months and for prostrate cancer during the Big Rock Classic Car Show.

Jones thanked the Board and said Safeway appreciates the communities of Carnation and Duvall and even though margins are not very big in grocery stores, 99 cents of every dollar spent stays in the community. He is proud of Duvall Safeway as it’s the number one fundraiser in the Seattle Division, with the Car Show and the BBQ event being the top single-day fundraisers.

Pictured from left are Danny Edwards, Lori Oviatt, Duvall Safeway Manager Roger Jones, Greg Bawden, Dan Pflugrath, and Carol Van Noy.

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