At the June 28th school board meeting, the Riverview Board of Directors presented Roger Jones, manager of the Safeway in Duvall, with the 2011 Community Service Award.
Safeway and Riverview have partnered over the years to assist in the success of students in school and in the community. Safeway was the first business to provide employment learning experiences for the 18-21 year-old students in the transition program, as well as provided employment for those who have exited the program. The Cedarcrest High School DECA Club has worked with Safeway for over five years with store takeovers that provided fundraising programs that benefited breast cancer/prostate cancer awareness months and for prostate cancer during the Big Rock Classic Car Show.
Jones thanked the board and said Safeway appreciates the communities of Carnation and Duvall and even though margins are not very big in grocery stores, 99 cents of every dollar spent stays in the community. He is proud of Duvall Safeway as it’s the number one fundraiser in the Seattle Division, with the Car Show and the BBQ event being the #1 and #2 single day fundraisers.