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Parks, Frito-Lay partner on 'Better Together'

BETTER TOGETHER: Students involved in this year’s community service campaign pose with Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes (sixth from left), Mark Sheets (second from right) of Pepsico and Parks Superintendent Travis Sheets (right) in front of the Frankfort Parks Department ofice in TPA Park.

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As part of Frito-Lay hosting Purdue University, Ohio State and University of Illinois college students for their summer intern program, Frito-Lay and the Parks Department are participating in a Better Together community service campaign.

According to Parks Superintendent Travis Sheets, the interns will be working hand-in-hand with the parks’ team.

Sheets said the students will help rebuild the TPA Park aviary and coordinate several Better Together work days at the parks for Frito-Lay employees and their families.

Pepsico Organizational Capability Manager Mark Sheets is spearheading the campaign from Frito-Lay’s side.

“These students typically come from much larger communities across the nation than Frankfort. Each year we implement our summer intern program, the students always are impressed by how nice our parks and schools are and by how friendly and welcoming our community members are toward them,” Sheets said.

“As a lifelong resident of this great community, I love showing off the parks, schools and people of this town. We’re blessed to have such wonderful facilities and fantastic people and I think we sometimes forget just how fortunate we really are.”