Living Our Principles – Farmer John Gives Kids a Place to Play
The principal and various teachers at the Vernon City Elementary School voiced concern about the safety of existing playground equipment used by 4-and 5-year-old students, many of whom are children of Farmer John employees. The existing playground equipment was added to the school grounds when the school was originally constructed and as a result had become unsafe for children.
The school did not have funds to purchase new equipment so Vernon civic business members – including Farmer John – contributed funds to purchase and install new state-of-the-art playground equipment. The city matched the funds of every business that donated to this endeavor.