MIAMI — Keyona Jackson was recently announced as the winner of Winn-Dixie’s Legacy of Good Eating contest, which offered fifth-grade students of Orchard Villa Elementary School, located at 5720 N.W. 13th Ave., the opportunity to share their family traditions when it comes to home cooking.
Jackson was chosen from 33 participants in her grade for sharing her family recipe for sweet potato pie. She was rewarded with a $100 gift card and a party for her classmates, courtesy of Winn-Dixie.
James Morris, director of the Winn-Dixie store at 1150 N.W. 54th St., said he was excited to see the enthusiasm the children had for sharing their family’s traditions.
“Winn-Dixie is proud to have partnered with Orchard Villa Elementary to promote the importance of family in our community,” said Morris. “It has been an extremely rewarding experience and next year we are planning to add third- and fourth-grade classes to the list of students who can participate.”
Orchard Villa Elementary Principal Catheleen McGinnis shared her appreciation for the initiative.
“I would like to thank Winn-Dixie for allowing Orchard Villa Elementary to participate in this wonderful program,” said McGinnis. “Through the Legacy of Good Eating contest, students can pay tribute to their family’s traditions and we look forward to expanding the program with Winn-Dixie.”
Photo: COURTESY OF WINN DIXIE