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Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant funds School Day at annual Meherrin-Chowanoke Pow-Wow

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Derek Mangum, Perdue Farms human resource manager in Lewiston, N.C., presents a $1,000 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation to representatives of the Meherrin-Chowanoke Nation. From left are Chief Thomas Lewis, Mangum and Dr. Aaron Winston.
Salisbury, Md. (Thursday, July 24, 2014) — The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, has awarded a $1,000 grant to help fund School Day at the annual Meherrin-Chowanoke Nation Pow-Wow scheduled Oct. 24-26 at the Ahoskie Recreational Complex in Ahoskie, N.C.

“We’re thrilled to have the support of Perdue and the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation,” said Lisa Lewis-Joell, pow-wow chairperson. “It helps us educate the community on native culture and traditions as well as assist our membership in preserving our heritage and traditions.”

School Day activities will highlight beadwork, basketry, regalia, dance, history, early hunting and fishing methods, tribal life and more. The pow-wow opens each day at 10 a.m. Grand Entry will be held Friday at 7 p.m., again on Saturday at noon and 7 p.m. and Sunday at noon. General admission is $5. Admission for seniors and children is $3.

“The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation is happy to provide support to the Meherrin-Chowanoke Nation and help share their proud heritage through school day activities,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.

The Meherrin-Chowanoke Nation is a small Indian tribe located in Gates, Hertford, Bertie and surrounding counties in eastern North Carolina. Its roughly 600 members live throughout North Carolina and Virginia.

To learn more about the Meherrin-Chowanoke Pow-Wow, visit www.meherrin-chowanoke.com or contact Lisa Lewis-Joell, pow-wow chairperson, at 252-301-6081 or meherrinchowankepowwow@gmail.com.

About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE®, HARVESTLAND® and COLEMAN NATURAL®, and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products.

About the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work.  At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture.™ 


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