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Ownership group donates school supplies to local teachers

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Deb Shannon, general manager of the McDonald's Main Street location in Mitchell, prepares bags of teacher supplies donated by the Leonard Management Group, a family-owned company that owns 31 McDonald's locations in four states. The group donated more than 125 school supply kids for Mitchell teachers as a way to show appreciation for teachers and all they provide for their students. The kids include pencils, dry erase markers, hand sanitizer, tissues, paper, Post-It notes and more. Teachers were booked to pick up bags of supplies throughout the day, said Marla Snyder, director of marketing and community relations with the company. (Erik Kaufman / Republic)
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Representatives from the Leonard Management Group, which owns several McDonald's restaurant locations throughout the region, were on hand at the McDonald's location on Main Street in Mitchell Friday to distribute 125 school supply kits to teachers in Mitchell as a way to show appreciation for teachers and all they provide for their students.

The kits include pencils, dry erase markers, hand sanitizer, tissues, paper, Post-It notes and more. Teachers were booked to pick up bags of supplies throughout the day, said Marla Snyder, director of marketing and community relations with the company.

In all, the Leonard Management Group is donating more than $20,000 in school supplies to teachers across Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.

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Erik Kaufman joined the Mitchell Republic in July of 2019 as an education and features reporter. He grew up in Freeman, S.D., graduating from Freeman High School. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1999 with a major in English and a minor in computer science. He can be reached at ekaufman@mitchellrepublic.com.
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