Memorial Day Grilling Event

Your 37th Street Hy-Vee hosted a Memorial Day grilling event on Monday, May 29.  Customers were invited to purchase hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, soda or water and support the perpetual care fund of the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.  The event also showcased a flag display (US flag, POW-MIA flag as well as service branch flags), Bells for Eternity and volunteers representing the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial committee.

Fifteen percent of all proceeds were donated to help ensure that Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial remains one of the finest in the country.  At the end of the event, a grand total of $459.51 was presented to Terry Throndson, current board member and owner of the Bells for Eternity.

Click HERE to learn more about Hy-Vee’s commitment to our nation’s veterans and active military members.

Balloon Brigade Brings Smiles Beyond the Aisles

Not everyone is lucky enough to be home for the holidays.  That was the inspiration behind Hy-Vee img_565511Rochester’s Balloon Brigade.

The goal was to deliver 1,000 balloons to children undergoing treatment in our community. The good news is that we surpassed that goal.

December 1 through December 11, customers were invited to donate a balloon valued at $5, $10 or $15 at checkout.  Then, on December 19, a team of Hy-Vee helpful smiles delivered a grand total of 1,467 balloons to children at Mayo Clinic, St. Mary’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.

The reactions were priceless and the smiles were absolutely contagious.  What a simple way to spread cheer this holiday season. 

We are so thankful for the generosity of Hy-Vee customers who made this happen and we look forward to an even bigger Balloon Brigade next year.

Check out the footage here:

http://www.kttc.com/story/34090101/2016/12/19/balloon-brigade-lifts-the-spirits-of-pediatric-patients

http://kimt.com/2016/12/19/lifting-spirits-one-balloon-at-a-time/ 

Plus, more photos from the Post-Bulletin:

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/balloon-brigade/collection_4ec5a806-c625-11e6-8095-0f5cfc2fb10e.html

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Balloon Brigade at Hy-Vee

Not everyone is lucky enough to be home for the holidays.  That’s the inspiration behind Hy-Vee Rochester’s Balloon Brigade.

The goal is to deliver 1,000 balloons to children undergoing treatment in our community.

December 1 through December 11, customers are invited to donate a balloon valued at $5, $10 or $15 during checkout.  Then, on December 19, a team of Hy-Vee helpful smiles will deliver these balloons to children at Mayo Clinic, St. Mary’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. 

When you’re in shopping this week, please consider donating a balloon to a child who can’t be home for the holidays.  It’s a simple way to spread cheer this holiday season.

Healthy Alternatives When Baking or Cooking

by Molly Kunde, Mayo Clinic Dietetic Intern

apple_chips_with_goat_cheese_dipWith the holiday season growing near, many of you might be doing a little extra baking or cooking than normal. The recipes may not be the healthiest. But here are a few ways you can make your typical recipe a little bit healthier. Continue reading “Healthy Alternatives When Baking or Cooking”