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Friday, January 15, 1999

Wal-Mart awards grant to Crockett

With help from Wal-Mart, students at Crockett Middle School
will be learning new ways to save the planet. Associates at
the Pecos Wal-Mart store, are presenting the school with a
$300 check earmarked for the purchase of a seedling
propagator cart, that will help students grow plants for
environmental studies and beautification.

As part of the retailer's commitment to preserving the
planet, the Wal-Mart Foundation is supporting environmental
education programs in schools across the country. The
environmental education grants are funding plant-a-tree
programs, recycling efforts, the purchase of educational
literature and other "green" school projects.

"We are all concerned about the condition of our planet, but
its true future lies in the hands of our younger
generations," said Emerson Goodwin, Director of the Wal-Mart
Foundation. "What better way to address this issue than to
support educational programs that help students understand
the important role they can play in making our world a safe,
healthier and overall better place to live."

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., maintains a strong commitment to the
environment. To date, the retailer has contributed over $8
million to outstanding community, non-profit environmental
education and recycling programs. Each Wal-Mart store also
has a designated "Green Coordinator" to ensure that the
store is doing all it can to fulfill its environmental

The Pecos store has been serving local residents since 1986.

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