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Oakhurst Celebrates the Boys & Girls Clubs Centennial with Special Campaign

     PORTLAND, Maine (February 23, 2009) — Oakhurst Dairy announced today that they will be working with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine to help celebrate the Clubs’ 100th anniversary in 2009.  Oakhurst Dairy has had a long-standing relationship with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine and will continue their support by donating $.10 from every Oakhurst Orange Juice container sold during the month of March to the organization.

         “Oakhurst has supported Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine for many years and now we are asking for everyone to come together and help in our efforts to raise money for the Clubs by purchasing Oakhurst Orange Juice this March,” said Stan Bennett, President of Oakhurst Dairy.  “Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine provides wonderful services for the kids in our community and they need all the support they can get during these rough times.”

         “We are thankful for our corporate sponsors like Oakhurst Dairy who are able to contribute to this important campaign during our Centennial celebration,” said Robert Clark, Chief Professional Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. “For 100 years our Clubs have offered valuable programs and support to help our members build character and leadership skills. These programs wouldn’t be available without the assistance of our strong supporters like the Bennett family and Oakhurst Dairy.”

         Beginning March 1 through March 31, 2009, Oakhurst has pledged to donate $.10 from the sale of any size container of Oakhurst Orange Juice.  Oakhurst has committed to raising at least $15,000 from this campaign for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine.  Oakhurst Dairy Orange Juice is made from 100% Florida Orange Juice and is also available with added Calcium.

         Founded in 1909, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine is an independent affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which is the nation's oldest and largest organization with a primary mission of providing services to youth from disadvantaged circumstances.  The local organization now serves an average of 2,200 boys and girls a year, including an increasing number of immigrant and refugee backgrounds.

         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 Oakhurst milk. The company contributes 10% of annual profits to organizations that promote healthy kids and a healthy environment –– another good reason to choose the Natural Goodness of Maine. For more information visit www.oakhurstdairy.com. 

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