Store with the Mayor occasion blesses youngsters throughout vacation season

By Jordan Kartholl/Journal & Courier-- Brianna Samano (right) and Michaela McCormick (left) pick out Valentine's Day cards at Meijer in Lafayette, Thursday, for  their schools' Valentine's Day parties.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Lafayette Meijer retailer on State Highway 26 East has as soon as once more generously donated $5,000 in the direction of this yr’s 18th annual “Store with the Mayor” program.

“Store with the Mayor” is an annual program that selects 50 youngsters from native colleges and not-for-profit companies within the Larger Lafayette space to take part within the procuring occasion, in response to a press launch.

Every youngster chosen will obtain a $100 Meijer reward card to purchase garments, toys and the rest on their vacation want lists this yr. With final yr’s in-person occasion with the mayor cancelled on account of COVID, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski is very wanting ahead to this yr’s occasion.

Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski speaks during a topping out ceremony for the city's new public safety building, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Lafayette. The new $55 million building and public parking garage, located on Columbia Street between 6th and 7th Streets, is expected to be completed in 2023.

“I’m excited and likewise humbled to spend time with these youngsters and their households who sadly battle this time of yr to make the vacation season a joyous event,” Roswarski mentioned in a launch. “Attributable to COVID restrictions final yr, I missed our time collectively to buy Christmas.

“I’m wanting ahead to spending time with them to make this yr’s Christmas slightly extra particular. I additionally wish to ship a heartfelt and honest thank-you to Meijer for actually making a distinction within the lives of those younger girls and boys.”

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