Hy-Vee community helpers
The Fairfield Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store teamed up with the Ide gymnastics and trampoline teams to help raise money and awareness for a new gymnastics center to be built at Roosevelt Community Recreation Center. Hy-Vee employees, including, from left: Portia Buch, Robert Anderson, Krystal Weirup, Cody Guffey, Kayla Weirup, Braxton Bainbridge and Michael Schnoebelen, were able to wear jeans to work by donating $5 to the teams’ cause. “Our employees came through, and we raised nearly $400 this weekend,” said store director Chad Romer. “There was also a group of gymnastic kids and their families that had a donation table set up on Sunday that did well. ... This is a good cause and just another way that we can help support the community.” According to Romer, the gymnastics and trampoline teams are trying to raise $200,000 for a new facility and are about 10 percent of the way there. “If they can get this facility built, they will not have to leave town for practice and can start having events in Fairfield bringing thousands of dollar into the community,” he said. The teams also are holding a can drive to raise funds. Anyone who would like to donate cans for redemption can call Jody Ide at 919-1976.