Fresh Ideas for Education

Help MV and UC schools acquire free educational equipment, every time you shop at MainStreet Market. It took me ONE minute to signup! If you've signed up in the past, you will need to re-enroll. Sign up here


This school year marks our 10th year of the Fresh Ideas for Education program and we are excited to continue supporting schools in the communities that we call home! To date, we have contributed over $2.3 million worth of free educational equipment and supplies to local schools and for the 2014-2015 program year, we are committed to providing schools with even more valuable educational equipment! In fact, we are making $275,000 available for this year’s campaign!

Schools and parents love the Marsh Fresh Ideas for Education program because, unlike fundraisers, there is nothing to sell. Supporting a school is as easy as shopping for groceries. Points are tallied for every item purchased by school supporters who register their Marsh Fresh IDEA Card, O’Malia’s CouponPlus Card or MainStreet Market Reward$ Card for a school. And, once again this year we will be adding an additional point earning opportunity into the program. 

As an incentive for supporters to purchase healthy, nutritious foods for themselves and their families, schools will now earn double points on all Guiding Stars® product purchases with 1, 2 or 3 stars! Guiding Stars is the first ever store wide navigation system created to give busy shoppers a quick tool if they are looking for more nutritious foods for less calories. Let the stars guide you to more nutritional choices and help your school earn double points! 

In addition to Guiding Stars, the more people that sign up to support your school and shop Marsh, O’Malia’s and MainStreet Market, the bigger share of equipment your school will earn.  

*Please note*: This year, shoppers will need to re-enroll their cards to support your school. Cards can be enrolled online or by visiting any stores customer service desk. Shoppers who enrolled their cards before August 1, 2014 must re-register to continue supporting local schools through this program. 

SOUL Walk 2014


SOUL (Survivors of Unspeakable Loss) would like to invite the entire UC community, and all surrounding communities, to join us for the 2nd annual SOUL walk. This years theme is Angels Leave Memories! 

The walk will be on Sunday Sept 14th from 2-5, beginning at Shelter #1 ( behind the swimming pool). There is no cost to walk, and you don't even have to walk! Join us in remembering those we have loved and lost.

We do 1 lap (approx 1 mile) around the park, then join back together for the reading of the names on the memory wall and weather permitting, we have a live butterfly release to honor those who've passed away. This year, we have 3 raffles. 40" HD LED TV-tix are $5 each or 6 for $25. Handmade afghans and memorial bears are the other 2 raffles -tix for these 2 raffles are $2 each or 3 for $5. Need not be present to win and drawings are held at the walk! We will hold a 50/50 raffle also at the walk. We have tshirts ($10), armbands ($2), and memorial leaves for memory tree ($5) for sale now. Something new this year will be a meal for $3.00, which includes either a sloppy joe or hot dog, chips, and water.

All proceeds from SOUL walk goes into a fund to help those in the local and surrounding communities during a time of loss.

Any questions, contact me (Darla Bowman) at 937-402-1848 or email me-

Please come out and join us as we, again, walk to remember.

-Information provided by DARLA BOWMAN