Project H2O enjoyed another year of success during the 2008-2009 school year, providing cool, refreshing water to students at Grove Public Schools.

The benefits of keeping children hydrated are priceless. Students who drink an adequate amount of water have been proven to possess increased mental and physical capabilities, improved energy, and a greater ability to maintain a healthy weight, according to a prepared release by Grove Dental Associates (GDA). 

The program was initiated three years ago by GDA and has been supported by local businesses and parents who provide water coolers and weekly water delivery to classrooms at no cost to the school. 

This year’s project included water coolers in all classrooms (Pre-K through 5th), as well as water coolers in the hallways of the middle school. 

The positive impact of this project has been reported repeatedly throughout this year. 

Students of all ages have been appreciative of the water coolers, from the Early Childhood Center children during snack time to Middle School students being cooler and hydrated after strenuous activities. 

Health is the core reason this project was initiated and recipients are grateful for the hydration and reduction in the passing of germs that these water coolers bring.

GDA would like to give special thanks to Water Boy, Time Sievert, for his commitment to “at cost” pricing as he has generously provided the coolers, their supply of water jugs, and consistent delivery. 

They also want to thank their sponsors who gave so generously to financially provide the coolers and water for the year.

The following is a list of sponsors whose concern for the health of Grove’s children prompted them to provide students with the opportunity to consume the clean, healthy drinking water their young bodies need.

Dr. Stefan & Kim Hacker, Jean & Brenda Hendryx, Dr. Richard & Kristy Allen, Shepherd's Dock Const, The Rutter Family, Lee Goodman Family, Wilson's Propane Service, Grand Lake Title & Escrow, Emily Brewer & Joe & Ronda Osborn, K-C Decker Construction, Inc., Grand Savings Bank, Bank of Grove, Whiz Plumbing, LLC, Catfish John's , Gabby's Dad, House of David, Inc., Jeff Lungren Chevrolet, Inc., NEO Family Practice & Obstetrics, Shane Berry - Honey Creek Nursery, Williams Homes - Steve Williams, Lisa & Brian Pitts, Golden House, Wal-Mart Foundation, Lake Locations, LLC, David Hale Construction, LLC, Integris Grove General Hospital, Geer Family, BRU-CON, LLC, Farmers Insurance - The Richard Lippitt Agency, Wee Little Lambs Christian Childcare, LLC, Applied Products, Annie's Garden Gate, B&B Heat & Air, Studio 31 Photography, Evans Financial Services, Karl Jobst, DDS, Grove Dental Associates, Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation