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Perdue Farms awards grant to support 25th Perry Dogwood Festival in Georgia

Perry Chamber
Perdue Farms associates present a $2,500 grant funded through the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation to the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce in support of the 25th annual Perry Dogwood Festival. Pictured from left to right are Perdue associates Jim Hungate, Josh Cannon and David Peppers, and Stacy Campbell, president and chief executive officer of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce.
Salisbury, Md. (Wednesday, April 10, 2013) — Perdue, through the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has presented a $2,500 grant to the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce to help fund the 25th annual Dogwood Festival on April 13-14 in Perry, Ga. Perdue is co-sponsor of the Hot Air Balloon Rally, a new attraction at the festival.

Associates from Perdue’s operations in Perry presented the grant during a Wednesday, April 10 ceremony at the Perry Chamber office.

“The Dogwood Festival’s 25th birthday provides an opportunity for Perry businesses and residents to showcase our historic, charming, downtown district as well as the fabulous Georgia National Fairgrounds venue,” said Stacy Campbell, president and chief executive officer of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. “By combining the traditional arts and crafts event with expanded programming, such as the National DockDog Competition and a Hot Air Balloon Rally, the Dogwood Festival has stepped into a higher level of entertainment and economic impact for Middle Georgia. Achieving our festival goals would not have been possible without community support such as the grant from Perdue Farms. It takes everyone committing to the cause to realize success of an event of this magnitude and we are so grateful for partners like Perdue.”

“At Perdue, we’re proud to be a member of the Perry Chamber of Commerce and help them celebrate the silver anniversary of the Dogwood Festival, an event that means so much to the community and one that many of our associates enjoy as well,” said Jim Hungate, Human Resources Manager at Perdue’s processing plant in Perry.

Visit www.perrygeogiachamber.com to learn more about the festival and the chamber.

About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness, and represents the Perdue family ownership.  Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, through expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the Perdue brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, to our third-generation of family leadership with chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained a family-owned, family-operated business dedicated to making Perdue the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.  To learn more about Perdue, visit www.perdue.com.

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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