City of Red Wing

A Volunteering Vision Moment

Sunday, November 15 2009 12:00 AM

Frito-Lay Employees Endure Rain while Helping Out

fritolay1More than 165 Frito-Lay Midwest North Region managers spent a rainy afternoon volunteering at Oakwood Cemetery October 6. For the past couple years, Frito-Lay managers have visited Red Wing for their corporate retreat. For this year’s teambuilding exercise, the managers broke into teams of 11 to disassemble about 1,500 flower pots at the cemetery.

 An additional 80 managers completed upgrades at Maple Hills Apartments. Red Wing’s former District Sales Leader (DSL) Darren Grabau said, “It’s great to give back to one of the communities in our region. For the past two years, we have had a great time painting and handling property improvements at Maple Hills and we had a blast this year at the cemetery.”

 Frito-Lay’s Midwest North regional office is housed in Bloomington, Minnesota. “We really look forward to volunteering in Red Wing again next year,” said Melinda Zellman, Frito-Lay Human Resource Coordinator. “Hopefully the weather will be a little nicer but, rain or shine, we do whatever it takes to get the job done!”

 Parks and Cemetery Superintendent Bill Rooney said, “This job would, typically, require 10 staff members more than 12 hours to complete. The volunteers arrived in three buses wearing garbage bags as raingear and were cheerful and pleasant while working in the rain.”

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