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Oakhurst Donates $17,000 To Salvation Army

         PORTLAND, Maine (February 16, 2009) — Today, Oakhurst announced that are donating more than $17,000 to the Salvation Army of Northern New England as a result of money raised through sales of Oakhurst Dairy Egg Nog. This year’s contribution is the ninth consecutive year that Oakhurst Dairy has donated five cents for every purchase of Oakhurst Egg Nog and Light Egg Nog to the organization.  The result is more than $162,000 in aggregate donated from the sale just over 3 million units.

         “We at Oakhurst take pride in our community and make it part of our mission to give back.  Our annual contributions to the Salvation Army are just one of the ways we feel we can make a difference in people’s lives,” said Bill Bennett, Vice President of Oakhurst Dairy.  “The Salvation Army is a wonderful organization committed to help those in need in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts – help that is needed more than ever right now.  We are proud to support all they do.”

          “Oakhurst’s generosity year after year is unprecedented.  It is because of companies like Oakhurst that we are able to provide food, clothing and other emergency assistance to those in our community,” said Salvation Army Divisional Commander Major David Kelly. “This latest contribution is particularly timely as our assistance has become essential to so many more this year.”

         Oakhurst is Northern New England’s largest, independent dairy company, with three generations of commitment to the health and wellbeing of the community and the environment. For 88 years, the Bennett family has stood behind every glass of milk, just another reason to choose the Natural Goodness of Maine.  Oakhurst contributes 10% of profits to organizations that promote healthy kids and a healthy environment.  For more information visit www.oakhurstdairy.com. 

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(Pictured left to right: Bill Bennett, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Chief Operating Officer presenting Major Dennis Camuti of the Salvation Army the donation for the 2008 Egg Nog Campaign )

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