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Nestle Water donates bottled water to Vernon schools for school year

K. William Boyer
Washington County News

VERNON- As the COVID-19 continues to change the way businesses and academics  proceed with functions for the year, the schools in Vernon got an added bit of support from the Nestle Water company who donated truck pallets of Water for the students for the school year. 

The water was donated, school officials said, due to the water fountains not being permitted to be in use for the school year. Superintendent Joe Taylor said when the offer for the donation came, they received a great deal of support from the community to help get the water to the schools, including from a county commissioner.

"Steve Joyner offered to drive down there and pick up the water for us," Taylor said. "We are very fortunate to have this donation." 

Nestle Water provided three pallets of water to each of the schools in Vernon to aid in the school year as the district navigates the new protocols put in place due to COVID-19.

Taylor said the donation is an added asset for the county as it will help the school district save money enabling them not to have to purchase the extra water themselves.

School district officials and community members help to unload the pallets of water for the Vernon Schools.

Mikeal Stacher,a representative for Nestle said they were pleased to help the schools.  Stacher said, while company was big, they still feel like they are neighbors wherever they can be. 

“They got to have water somehow,” Stacher said. 

To see a video of the event, check out this link: https://youtu.be/83ubs-Iw89I