Dollar General surprises Columbus elementary school with $10K

(Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)
(Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Representatives from Dollar General surprised teachers and students of Blanchard Elementary School in Columbus with a holiday surprise Tuesday.

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, the company hopes to help support the organizations in the communities.

James Swanson, Dollar General District Manager presented principal Dawn Grantham a $10,000 check to the school. The money comes from company's literacy and education campaign.

Dawn Grantham, Blanchard Elementary School Principal says she is quite honored by the recognition.

"Blanchard is a great little school that does not get highlighted a lot. We are just quiet. This was just a lovely surprise," said Grantham.

Blanchard Elementary School can use the funds at their discretion to support missions such as purchasing books, technology programs, and other educational supplies or resources.

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