September 20, 2013
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Punta Gorda, Fla. families filled the isles of Winn-Dixie store No. 741 Sept. 5 as associates welcomed students of East Elementary School to the first Math Night of the school year. The long-standing partnership between Winn-Dixie and the school helped garner a turnout of more than 100 families ready to make the grade at their neighborhood store.

The store has held Math Night events with East Elementary School for the past five years, and has sponsored and participated in various school events. Service Area Manager Bridget Warner helped to coordinate the Math Night with school PTO President Lisa Giammo.

“We had a wonderful turnout of families, as well as 12 teachers who volunteered to help during the event, so we had plenty of support from the community,” Warner said. “Our Math Night served as a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet new and returning customers, and also discuss future opportunities for our partnership with East Elementary School.”

Students and parents were treated to Halloween- themed treats, including cookies and caramel apples, as they combed the store to answer their grade-based worksheet. Upon completing a grocery-based quiz, many students lined up for face painting. East Elementary School Principal Lori Carr she was happy to see the longstanding partnership continue with another successful event.

“This Math Night is another fantastic addition to our long standing partnership with Winn-Dixie,” she said. “The students enjoy being able to learn outside of the classroom and the parents are happy to have Winn-Dixie involved in the community, making it a win-win for everyone involved.”

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