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Got water? Our water bottles explained.

American 1\'s customized water bottles

Everyone loves our water.

They love it so much, in fact, that we found out we gave away about 60,000 bottles in less than a year. From late last summer, when we introduced the new label design (above) to now, 60,000 water bottles have been taken and consumed. Amazing.

Why does American 1 do it? For one, it’s a great giveaway to charity golf events and school carnivals. We get tons of requests from non-profits to donate giveaways at community activities, and what could be better than a bottle of water?

We also use our bottled water to raise money for groups that helps us out during events like Kids’ Fest. A group from Hanover-Horton High School ran our concession stands, selling our bottled water for $0.25 – and all the money they raised was donated back to their organization.

If you’re lucky enough to come in during one of our Home Office popcorn Fridays, you can usually snag a bottle to wash down the popcorn. We also give bottles away at the myriad other activities we have going on. The stuff is popular.

The Water Store here in Jackson puries, bottles, and labels the water for us, and the water tastes great.

It must, if we’ve gone through 2,500 cases already.

Ten students win our $1,000 scholarship

Five students at our scholarship banquet

A big congratulations to the ten high school grads who won our annual $1,000 scholarship. We had a banquet for the winners yesterday morning to help them celebrate.

All ten students were highly involved in both extra curricular activities and their community while in high school. Each wrote a 2,500-word-or-less essay on the benefits of altruism and how they improved their community through service. We had a scholarship committee read over each essay and award the best with the $1,000 scholarship.

We’ve given scholarships since 2000, and raise the money through our Skip-a-Pay program (where members can skip one month’s loan payment for $25). We’re so proud of these community-minded students.

The winners were:

  • Jessica Sandin (Bellevue High School)
  • Chelsea Cox (Western High School)
  • Emily Harris (Chelsea High School)
  • Jennifer Shaffer (Camden-Frontier High School)
  • Jacob Johnson (Hanover-Horton High School)
  • Maria Taylor (Jonesville High School)
  • Ryan Linderman (Northwest High School)
  • Luke Clore (Hanover-Horton High School)
  • Adam Watson (Union City High)
  • Jacob Heller (Bellevue High School)

Remarkably, we gave out scholarships to students in all four of the counties we serve.

Congratulations to our 10 winners. Look for information on next year’s scholarship contest around the first of the year.


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