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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Perdue Farms to Sponsor Fireworks at Wicomico County Fair & Highlight Strike Out Hunger Challenge

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the Wicomico Farm & Home Show Committee are pleased to announce that Perdue Farms will bring a fireworks display to the 2016 Wicomico County Fair through its sponsorship of the three-day event August 19-21 at Winterplace Park in Salisbury. The fireworks display is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. during Friday’s opening day of the fair.

The Wicomico County Fair also provides the venue for Perdue Farms to expand its reach in the fight against hunger in partnership with the Delmarva Shorebirds, Maryland Food Bank and the Fair through the “2016 Perdue Strike Out Hunger Challenge on Delmarva.” Fairgoers will have the opportunity to support the campaign by bringing non-perishable food items to the Maryland Food Bank tent, which will support the food bank mission to deliver meals to those in need in the community.

“We are honored to have Perdue Farms on board as a sponsor this year and the opportunity to participate in the Strike Out Hunger Challenge through this partnership,” said Zach Evans, Wicomico County Fair chairman. “This is yet another example of our community coming together; and to not only celebrate our culture on the Lower Shore, but also to bring attention to and help combat a real issue that folks are dealing with every day.”
“The Wicomico Farm and Home Show has a long tradition of celebrating the importance of agriculture on the Eastern Shore, and the 2016 Wicomico County Fair will provide a showcase to continue that tradition,” said Kim Nechay, Executive Director of the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. “We’re thrilled to lend our support to the fair this year and bring fireworks to Friday’s opening night.”



Anonymous said...

Good Job!

Anonymous said...

Go to the fair. It's fun.

Anonymous said...

I enjoying walking around the fair. I do however have a problem with them doing fireworks there. Many of these animals are more confined than they are used to so they are somewhat stressed already. Now you are going to have fireworks? Fireworks and livestock just don't mix. I think this is a bad idea.

Anonymous said...

My guess is that not a single person thought of your point.
Great point.

Maybe you should write them a letter?