BOB EVANS RESTAURANTS ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT TO 'PRESERVING OHIO'S PAST FOR THE FUTURE'
Program Raises Funds For Restoration of The Great Seal of Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Evans Farms today announced its commitment to raise funds for the restoration of the stained glass Great Seal of Ohio in the State Capitol rotunda. The company will join forces with elementary schools around Ohio to implement "Preserving Ohio's Past for the Future," an educational and fundraising campaign. More than 100 Bob Evans Restaurants in Ohio will work with fourth grade students around the state to raise the $25,000 needed for the restoration. All funds raised during the campaign will be donated to the Great Seal of Ohio program. "Students around Ohio can join together to make history," said Dan Evans, chief executive officer, chairman of the board, Bob Evans Farms. "Not only will they learn about the history of the Great Seal of Ohio, they will also become a part of our state's history and will help preserve our state's past for future generations. Each participating student will be recognized for his or her efforts in the campaign." The Great Seal of Ohio is an official state symbol with a sunrise representing sunrise over Mount Logan, a bundle of wheat representing Ohio farming and a bundle of 17 arrows showing that Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the United States. The seal will be restored in colorful stained glass in the stylight of the Capitol rotunda by 1996. The company is providing educational and fund-raising materials to fourth-grade teachers in Ohio. The educational materials, which can be used throughout the school year, include art, history, math and English learning activities; suggestions for in-class visitors; ideas for related field trips; and instructions for raising funds during the campaign. Fundraising efforts will be conducted around the state in March 1994. Bob Evans Farms will also provide incentives for school and student participation and will award prizes to classes based on participation and funds raised. "This program can extend learning about the history of the seal and the history of the state of Ohio outside the classroom," said Evans. "We have provided suggestions for additional activities and will award field trips as part of the incentive to participate." For more information about participating in the educational or fund- raising portions of "Preserving Ohio's Past for the Future," contact Tammy Roberts, public relations manager, Bob Evans Farms, 800-272-7675, ext. 4954. Bob Evans Farms produces a variety of food products in 26 states and the District of Columbua and operates 297 restaurants in 19 states. -0- 11/3/93 /CONTACT: Tammy Roberts, public relations manager, of Bob Evans Farms, 614-492-4954/ (BOBE)
CO: Bob Evans Farms, Inc. ST: Ohio IN: LEI FOD SU:
AR-LC -- CL019 -- 0196 11/03/93 13:40 EST