, Derry, New Hampshire


February 22, 2012

Salvation Army gets support from N.H. dairy

MANCHESTER — Oakhurst Dairy, northern New England's largest independent family-owned dairy company, recently announced its 12th annual Egg Nog campaign to support The Salvation Army of Northern New England raised $19,500.

The family-owned New England dairy donates 5 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 of Northern New England through this annual tradition.

The Salvation Army of Northern New England includes 23 Corps Community Centers throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. 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," said Maj. James LaBossiere, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army. "We value our relationship with Oakhurst Dairy and the 12 years of this joint venture. We look forward to the many more years of working together to serve those in need in the community."

Oakhurst Dairy president and CEO Bill Bennett presented a check to LaBossiere in Manchester recently.

"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," Bennett said. "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."

This past holiday season, the family-owned dairy sold more than 390,000 containers of its egg nog .

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