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Oakhurst Dairy Gives Chocolate Lovers Something to Shout About this Holiday Season; Chocolate Nog

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PORTLAND, MAINE — Nov. 1, 2012 — Oakhurst Dairy, northern New England’s largest independent family-owned dairy company, introduces a delicious and very merry seasonal beverage for 2012 — Chocolate Nog. The new tasty holiday treat, a blend of the company’s Egg Nog and Super Premium Chocolate Milk, began hitting shelves in mid-October and represents the first Chocolate Nog in New England. Chocolate lovers will find the new nog for a limited time in pint and quart sizes in the dairy and refrigerated sections of grocery and convenience stores. For egg nog traditionalist, the company’s Egg Nog and Light Egg Nog will also be available throughout the holiday season. For more information visit: www.oakhurstdairy.com.

The arrival of Oakhurst’s seasonal beverages also marks the beginning of the company’s annual holiday fundraising tradition of donating five cents ($.05) to The Salvation Army for every container of Egg Nog sold. This year represents the 13th consecutive year of this tradition. To date, Oakhurst Dairy has donated more than $200,000 to The Salvation Army through this annual effort, which equates to more than 4 million cartons sold.

“We value our relationship with Oakhurst Dairy and their commitment of working together to serve those in need. Because of Oakhurst Dairy’s Holiday Egg Nog Promotion and their loyal consumers, The Salvation Army is able to provide food and clothing and offer programs that benefit children, adults and seniors in Northern New England,” stated Major James LaBossiere, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army.

Sampling

For those who want to get a taste of the new Chocolate Nog, Oakhurst plans to sample its new product at these upcoming 2012 holiday events:

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012Northern Lights at L.L. Bean, Freeport, 6:45 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012Santa Arrival Parade, Fox Run Mall, Newington, NH, 10 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 23, 2012Portland Tree Lighting Ceremony, Portland, 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 – Winter Holiday Stroll, Nashua, NH, 5 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012The Polar Express/Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad,

Portland (2:45 and 4 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012The Polar Express/Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad

Portland (2:45 and 4 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012Ho-Ho-Hobo Santa Express, Lincoln, NH, 1 p.m.

“We are excited to add this new flavor to our seasonal offerings this year and anticipate the Chocolate Nog will be a hit with our customers,” said Bill Bennett, Chairman of the Board, Oakhurst Dairy. “Every year we look forward to our Egg Nog campaign and we hope our new Chocolate Nog helps us reach new fundraising levels to support the important work of the Salvation Army – they make a difference in the lives of so many families in the communities we serve.”

The Salvation Army of Portland begins its annual Red Kettle campaign on November 9, 2012 at The Maine Mall. To find out how you can donate, please visit www.salvationarmynne.org.

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.

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