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March 6, 2000

Schnucks’ Belleville East Store Manager Roger Taylor

Receives Edward J. Schnuck Award for Community Service

ST. LOUIS Schnuck Markets Inc. named Belleville East Store Manager Roger Taylor the recipient of the 1999 Edward J. Schnuck Award for Community Service.

The award is given annually to the Schnucks associate who embodies the spirit of giving to the community in honor of Schnucks’ late Co-founder and former Chairman, Edward J. Schnuck.

Taylor joined Schnucks in 1972 and has served as a store manager in the Belleville area since 1986.

Some of the many organizations in which Taylor has been involved include: the Optimist Club; Big Brothers Big Sisters; March of Dimes; American Heart Association; Salvation Army and the Belleville East and West High Schools.

He received Belleville’s Distinguished Service Award in 1990 and was named one of the Outstanding Young Men of America in 1992.

He was elected to the board of the Optimist Club in 1990 and was named Optimist of the Year in 1992. He served as chairperson of the Optimist Bowl-A-Thon for four years, raising more than $73,000 for youth projects. He served as vice president of the Optimist Club of Belleville from 1992 to 1996 and as president in 1996-97. He served as lieutenant governor in the Illinois district for Optimist International in 1998-99.

“Roger’s many community contributions have served numerous people as well as our company,” said Craig D. Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer of Schnuck Markets, Inc. “The outstanding generosity and compassion for community involvement that Roger consistently has demonstrated for many years continues a company tradition for which all Schnucks associates can be proud.”

The award was presented at a recent ceremony honoring Schnucks associates. Schnuck Markets employs more than 17,000 associates.

Roger and his wife, Betty, and two sons, Eric, and Chris, live in Collinsville.

Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 93 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in St. Louis in 1939.

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Editor’s note: Roger is a resident of Collinsville. (62234)