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Convenience stores donate to schools
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Parkers President and CEO Greg Parker presented a $1,500 check to Liberty County School System Thursday at Liberty Elementary School in Midway. Standing behind first grade students, from left, are board of education members Harold Woods and Verdell Jones, LES Principal Chris Anderson, BoE Chairman Lilly Baker, Parker, Parkers mascot Chewy, LES teacher Marsha Simmons, School Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee and school board member Carolyn Smith-Carter. - photo by Photo by Denise Etheridge

Parker’s president and CEO Greg Parker presented a $1,500 check to Liberty County Board of Education members and school system administrators Thursday at Liberty Elementary School in Midway.
Parker’s donates 1 cent of every gallon of gas purchased at all of its convenience stores on the first Wednesday of the month to area schools through the Fueling the Community program. The initiative officially launched in fall 2011.
“We’re deeply committed to giving back to every community where Parker’s does business,” Parker said. “I’m a firm believer that education is the key to future success, so it’s truly my pleasure to support the hard-working teachers and administrators at Liberty County Schools through this donation.”
Parker told students in Marsha Simmons’ first-grade class the presentation was held at their school because LES has the most pump pal club members of all the schools in the district. The donation will be divided among the district’s schools.

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