April 04, 2014
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Students of Inverness Elementary work as a team (and a little help from mom) to answer Math Night worksheet questions at Store No. 445 in Inverness, Ala.​

Associates at Winn-Dixie store No. 445 recently made math a fun learning experience for students at a nearby elementary school.

On April 1, the team at Winn-Dixie in Inverness, Ala. welcomed Inverness Elementary School to their store for its very first Math Night. Store Director Eugene Okorley and his team got a helping hand from Inverness Elementary School PTA, as students from kindergarten through fifth grade roamed the aisles with their Math Night worksheets, asking Winn-Dixie associates for help along the way.

The new store, which opened November 2013, already has been a huge supporter of the school by sponsoring its largest fundraising event, Eaglethon, and bringing breakfast to show appreciation for teachers who were stranded overnight with students during a brutal snowstorm that hit Birmingham in February.

“We truly enjoyed our first Math Night with Inverness Elementary,” Okorley. “Getting to know the students, teachers and parents at the school over the past year has been incredible. They understand and appreciate that we are just as committed to education and our local community as we are committed to being their neighborhood grocer.”

Once students completed worksheets, they received a mystery Winn-Dixie gift card to use next time they came to shop with mom or dad. The students also had the opportunity to decorate sugar cookies and watch Mr. B Looney work his magic making balloon creations.

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Winn-Dixie associate Dakota Carter helps a student with a question at the Inverness Elementary Math Night event.

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