Delaware State University to host 2010 Delmarva Chicken Festival

Nancy H. Wagner to Chair event

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Plans are underway to hold the 61st Delmarva Chicken Festival in Dover, Delaware on June 18-19, 2010. Hosted by Delaware State University, the event will be held on the university campus located on 1200 N. Dupont Highway (Route 13) on the north side of Dover. This will be the festival’s ninth visit to Dover,

Nancy H. Wagner, Executive Director of Community Relations, Office of Institutional Advancement at Delaware State University, and a former Delaware State Representative, will chair the annual salute to Delmarva’s chicken industry.

Under Mrs. Wagner’s leadership,m a committee of university and community volunteers us coordinating a two-day schedule of family entertainment that will feature the festival’s trademark 10-foot giant fry pan, a variety of other food concessions, an arts and crafts show, home and trade show, musical entertainment and carnival rides and games. There will be educational display related to chicken, fun-filled Chicken Capers and other children’s activities, as well as a classic car show and an antique tractor show.

I announcing plans for the June festival, Mrs. Wagner noted that, “Events such as the Delmarva Chicken Festival require an enormous commitment of time and energy and we are pleased to have a strong committee of volunteers from the campus and the community. We expect more than 25,000 visitors from Delmarva and the mid-Atlanmtic area and we look forward to showcasing Delaware State University and its campus while we spotlight Delmarva’s vibrant chicken industry.”

The Delmarva Chicken Festival is sponsored by Delmarva Poultry, Inc. (DPI), the regional association working for the continued profress of the poultry industry on the Delmarva Peninsula.

For more information on the Delmarva Chicken Festival, visit @link href=’http://www.desu.edu/chickenfestival’target=”_blank”>www.desu.edu/chickenfestival/link (click on “events”) or contact Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. at 800-878-2449 or 302-856-9037.