LA CROSSE, WI -

An area business gave a token of appreciation Tuesday to some of our teachers.

Sam's Club surprised 20 area teachers who go above and beyond.

One of the stops was at Hingten Elementary in La Crosse. Sam's gave two teachers at the school a $50 gift card as a way to help them continue their hard work inside the classroom. "With budget cuts and everything going on, they're spending a lot of their own personal money to help give things students need, you know papers, pens, pencils," said Sam's Membership Team Leader Chris Anderson.

"I feel like it's an honor that I already get to work here and work with such great kids, but it's nice that Sam's Club would come and recognize us for doing a good job," said Hintgen teacher Kris Markworth.

Sam's Club also surprised teachers in La Crescent, Winona, and Onalaska.