FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
Matt Buchanan, manager
N.C. Mountain State Fair
Stock up and save on Mountain State Fair gate admission
during Ingles Day, Sept. 15
RALEIGH — Five extra cans in your grocery cart now will be worth one free gate admission to the Mountain State Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 15.
Fair organizers have partnered with Ingles and MANNA FoodBank to collect canned goods for those in need in western North Carolina. Fairgoers who bring five cans of Laura Lynn-brand food products to the fair that day can exchange them for one free gate admission.
“Despite dreary weather, fairgoers donated 3,500 pounds of food last year,” said Fair Manager Matt Buchanan. “That speaks volumes about the people in this part of North Carolina, and we’re humbled to be a part of that level of giving.”
Food collected during the day will be donated to MANNA, which works closely with the food industry, farmers, state and federal agencies and individuals to collect, store and distribute food to nonprofits in western North Carolina. In 2009, the organization distributed 7.6 million pounds of food to 315 nonprofit agencies throughout 16 N.C. counties.
Ingles Day is sponsored by Ingles Markets, headquartered in Black Mountain. The grocery chain operates in six states across the Southeast, with more than 60 locations in North Carolina. Laura Lynn is the chain’s private-label brand.
The N.C. Mountain State Fair takes place Sept. 10-19 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. Advance discount tickets are on sale now at the WNC Ag Center, the WNC Farmers Market and at all western North Carolina Ingles stores. For more information, go to www.mountainfair.org.