Harris Teeter Announces $1,000 Donation to Together in Education School in Holly Springs

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Donation Made in Partnership with North Carolina Education Lottery

Together in Education

March 8, 2012, Harris Teeter Store Manager Jon Car will present Holly Grove Middle School with a $1,000 check to support the school in its commitment to education programs. The donation is in addition to the dollars the school receives from Harris Teeter through the company’s Together in Education program.

Harris Teeter Together in Education, similar to the North Carolina Education Lottery, raises money for education initiatives to boost returns for education throughout North Carolina. The company chose to donate the $1,000 retailer commission, received from the ‘big winner’ Cash 5 ticket, which was sold at the South Park Village Harris Teeter.

“Harris Teeter is proud to reinforce its commitment to education by donating its retailer commission to Holly Grove Middle School,” said Danna Jones, communication specialist for Harris Teeter.

“In early February, Harris Teeter donated a $4,000 retailer commission to two schools in Holly Springs and continues to show its commitment to the community and schools by offering this donation as well,” added Jones.

Harris Teeter rolled out lottery ticket sales in its North Carolina stores starting fall 2010 after successful implementation at five initial locations. In addition to the funds raised for education, the new technology provided by the North Carolina Education Lottery machines led the company to move forward and make the service available to its shoppers. The machines will not accept money or dispense tickets until the buyer scans a driver’s license or state-issued identification card to verify appropriate age to purchase a lottery ticket.

Since March 2006, the N.C. Education Lottery has raised more than $2.2 billion for education programs in the state. Harris Teeter received the $1,000 incentive bonus for selling the winning ticket for the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot on Feb. 1, 2012. Carolina Cash 5 is played only in North Carolina, and drawings are held every night at 11:22 p.m. Tickets cost $1.

WHO: Harris Teeter, Holly Grove Middle School

WHAT: $1,000 Donation

DATE: Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Harris Teeter South Park Village - 324 Village Walk Drive Holly Springs, N.C.

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