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Brand new 'buddy bench' has home at Hallett

Pizza Factory CEO visits to unveil a 'Friends Are Awesome' bench


October 5, 2017

Paul Delaney

Pizza Factory CEO Mary Jane Riva made a special trip to Medical Lake and Hallett Elementary School to unveil an anti-bullying bench.

It's not often that the chief operating officer of a notable company has reason to visit Medical Lake.

But for Mary Jane Riva, CEO of Pizza Factory, Monday, Oct. 2 offered the perfect reason.

The company, which has one of its 110 franchises located in the town, used the day as the official kick off of the annual observance of an effort to eradicate bullying across the U.S. and the perfect opportunity to unveil a "buddy bench" at Hallett Elementary School.

"What we're doing this year is donating a Friends Are Awesome bench to schools in the communities where we have Pizza Factory's," Riva sa...

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