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Tops Celebrates Black History Month With Annual School Contest

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Williamsville, New York-based Tops Friendly Markets is celebrating Black History Month by launching its third annual contest for third through eighth graders.

Those interested can submit a paragraph or more by Feb. 17 to share why they are someone you look up to for a chance to win not only $100 for your school, but a $50 Tops gift card for yourself so that you can treat your family, or the person nominated, to a special dinner and dessert.

“Tops has been dedicated to educating the community about Black History Month for the past three decades, and the past few years we were overwhelmed by the heartfelt essays we received that we thought we’d once again encourage the youth of our community to share with us whom they admire,” said Kathy Sautter, director of corporate communications and public relations.  

“We hope that area teachers and afterschool programs embrace this unique opportunity to open up important dialogue with their students.”

For more details on the contest, visit topsmarkets.com/blackhistorymonth for rules and deadlines for submission.  

Tops Markets operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. The company provides sustainably sourced products, while helping its communities flourish through support for programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate youth and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption. 

For more information, visit topsmarkets.com.

To read more news about the grocer from The Shelby Report, click here.

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