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Help Wheatland Electric Cram the Van this Fall

It’s September and its officially time to Cram the Van! As always, we’ll be serving up hamburgers and hot dogs, hot off the grill, in exchange for your donation to the local food bank at all our Cram the Van events.

We had great success last year with our two school competitions in Great Bend and Conway Springs and we are looking forward to doing it again this year! The competition between all Great Bend schools was sponsored by Hiss-

Sherman Wealth Management. Hiss- Sherman offered a $1,000 prize to the top three schools that collected the most donations (first place – $500, second place – $300, third place – $200). The top three schools were determined by calculating average pounds collected per student. Our winners were Central Kansas Christian Academy, Holy Family and Lincoln Elementary, respectively.

In Conway Springs, the local schools were a huge part of the program’s success. During the week-long Cardinals Care food drive, held in conjunction with Wheatland’s Cram the Van drive, schools rewarded students with extra time off and Wheatland donated pizza for the winning class at the high school, as well as a pizza party for the students at St. Joseph Catholic School.

You don’t have to wait for the red van to show up in your town to make a donation. We’ll also have donation bins at every Wheatland Electric office, Hired Man Grocery and Grill in Conway Springs, Caldwell City Hall, Wheatland Broadband, Heartland Foods in Scott City, and Ron’s Market in Holcomb. Drop off your donations anytime during business hours from Sept. 1-Oct. 31.

At the end of October, Wheatland will collect the donations and deliver them to the local food bank in the community in which they were donated. We’ve collected more than 21 tons of food over the last four years. Help us break last year’s record of collecting nearly 10 tons!

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