Wal-Mart surprises Sacred Heart teachers

| September 26, 2012

COSHOCTON – Wal-Mart made Catholic Schools’ Week extra special at Sacred Heart School.

Pam Ross and Stephanie Hoke from the local Wal-Mart Supercenter presented 10 teachers at the school with flowers and two $50 gift cards each.

“Teachers have good hearts and we want to thank them for taking care of our children and help them buy nutritious snacks and supplies,” said Hoke, who is the store manager.

Wal-Mart has been in town for 20 years and Ross said they have presented teachers with gift cards since the store opened its doors.

“We go through all the schools and try to pick a different one each year,” said Ross, who is an invoice clerk. “It used to be just one teacher that received $1,000 in gift cards, but now we spread it around.”

The teacher’s honored during the Sept. 26 assembly were: Heather Stewart, Rebekah Limburg, Jennifer Bosson, Linae Cox, Mary Kobel, Paula Hathaway, Pat Andrews, Jan Kinder, Andrea Bairas and Dr. Brenda Lozowski.

“Our company realizes that teachers in the community spend a lot of their own money on their classrooms and we want to give back part of what they put into Wal-Mart,” Hoke said.

Kobel was very surprised by the presentation from Wal-Mart.

“This is fantastic,” she said. “There are always things we can use for the classroom.”

Limburg was also pleased with the surprise.

“We have a new Pre-K room and this will help us make it even better,” she said.

The students, dressed in comfy pajamas as another part of Catholic Schools’ Week, gave their teachers and the Wal-Mart representatives a round of applause.

Catholic Schools’ Week is typically held in the winter, but was moved to September to avoid it being interrupted by snow days. The school also celebrated the week with breakfast, an opening prayer, crazy hat, hair and sock day, special friends’ mass and reception and bowling.

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