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Local hotel pays off overdue lunch balances for entire school district 

–The Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Paso Robles has paid off all the overdue lunch balances for the entire Paso Robles School District. The Paso Robles community has nearly 30,000 residents with the district supporting 6,900 students enrolled in 11 school sites. This includes six elementary schools, two middle schools, one comprehensive high school, and two alternative education high schools.

In November 2017, John Arnold, General Manager of the Paso Robles Holiday Inn Express & Suites, contacted the Paso Robles School District to inquire about any outstanding balances families may have in the schools’ lunch programs. Initially, the hotel intended to pay off overdue accounts at a couple of the schools within its immediate vicinity. However, after getting all the information from the district and the holidays quickly approaching, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Paso Robles decided that they wanted to donate enough money to completely eliminate all overdue balances in the entire Paso Robles school district.

“It has always been a priority of ours to give back to our local community,” says Marian Styler the owner of the Paso Robles Holiday Inn Express & Suites. “We truly care about our neighbors and our community and will continue to give back locally to the families that make Paso Robles such a wonderful place to live and work.”

This act of kindness came on the heels of another community event put together by the hotel. During a remodel of the hotel, they didn’t sell any of their furniture. What they did was instead hold three large giving events inviting their neighbors and members of the community to the property to allow them to take whatever furniture they needed. Styler notes that it gave him and his entire hotel staff great pleasure to meet their neighbors and share what they had with them.

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