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FPU, Walmart partner to bring Christmas cheer

Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 9:46 am

Travis Jean (at left), Walmart store manager, and FPU’s CEO/General Manager Britt Dye are pictured here with bicycles purchased for local students.

Christmas came on Dec. 19 for a few local school children thanks to the help of Fayetteville Public Utilities and Walmart.

FPU and Walmart partnered together again this year to purchase 14 bicycles to give to area school children.

“The hope is these bicycles will bring excitement and joy to some children in our community. At FPU we care about our community, and we want to give back,” said FPU CEO/General Manager Britt Dye.

“We are thankful to Walmart for their partnership this year and the last two years. Without the help of the store manager Travis Jean and his staff, this endeavor would not be possible. We like partnering with Wal-Mart because they are a part of our community and also want to give back,” said Dye.

The bicycles were awarded to one boy and one girl in the third grade at Ralph Askins, Blanche, Flintville, Highland Rim, South Lincoln, Unity schools and Riverside Christian Academy.

The bicycles were delivered to each school on Dec. 19.