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Oakhurst Dairy Raises More Than $19,000 for Salvation Army of Northern New England

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Donation to Help Families in the Northeast

PORTLAND, MAINE and MANCHESTER, N.H. — February 9, 2012 — Oakhurst Dairy, northern New England’s largest independent family-owned dairy company, announced today that its 12th annual Egg Nog campaign to support The Salvation Army raised $19,500. The family-owned New England dairy donates five cents for every container of Oakhurst Egg Nog and Lite Egg Nog sold during the holiday season. To date, the company has donated more than $200,000 to The Salvation Army through this annual tradition.

The Salvation Army consists of centers throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. Each center will receive a portion of the funds raised by Oakhurst Dairy. These funds will be used in a variety of ways ranging from providing meals and after-school tutoring and recreation to shelter.

“Because of Oakhurst Dairy’s Holiday Egg Nog Promotion and their loyal consumers, The Salvation Army is able to provide assistance and programs for children, adults and seniors. We value our relationship with Oakhurst Dairy and the twelve years of this joint venture. We look forward to the many more years of working together to serve those in need in the community,” stated Major James LaBossiere, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army.

Oakhurst Dairy President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Bennett will present a check to Major James LaBossiere, the Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army of Northern New England, to benefit the Maine Corps Community Centers on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. The presentation will be made at Divisional Headquarters located at 297 Cumberland Avenue in Portland. A second check presentation ceremony for the New Hampshire Corps Community Centers is planned for Friday, February 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Manchester (121 Cedar Street). In Manchester, Bill Bennett will present a check to Major Asit George, Divisional Secretary of The Salvation Army of Northern New England.

“We are committed to the health of our communities and The Salvation Army of Northern New England plays a big role in making a difference in the lives of so many families,” said Bill Bennett, CEO and President of Oakhurst Dairy. “Each year we look forward to our Egg Nog appearing in stores so that we can help support the important work of the Salvation Army across the region.”

Oakhurst Dairy Egg Nog and Lite Egg Nog can be found in retail store milk cases throughout New England from mid-October through December. This past holiday season, the family-owned dairy sold more than 390,000 containers of its Egg Nog and Lite Egg Nog. 

About Oakhurst Dairy

Oakhurst is northern New England’s truly local brand of milk. As the region’s largest independent family-owned dairy company, Oakhurst is committed to the health and wellbeing of the community and the environment. For 90 years and three generations, the Bennett family has stood behind every glass of Oakhurst milk, while contributing 10% of profits to local organizations through their Living Natural Goodness program to support healthy kids and a healthy environment – just another reason to choose Oakhurst, The Natural Goodness of Maine. For more information, visit www.oakhurstdairy.com.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmynne.org.

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