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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 2013

CONTACT:

Rick Cecil, manager
Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
336-605-9157

Piedmont Triad Farmers Market to be dedicated to late senator

WHAT/WHO:

The Piedmont Triad Farmers Market will be dedicated in honor of the late Sen. Robert G. Shaw during a public ceremony. The market, one of four state-operated farmers markets, was renamed for Shaw during this year’s legislative session.

Shaw served nine terms in the state Senate from 1985 to 2002, and was instrumental in the creation of the market. He died in 2012.

Comments will be made by Dr. Richard Reich, assistant commissioner of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Reps. John Faircloth and John Blust; and Guilford County Commissioner Linda Shaw, the senator’s widow.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Dec. 11
3 p.m.
Reception to follow

WHERE:

Farmers Area 2
Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax
Exit 208 off Interstate 40

MORE INFO: The Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market offers seasonal produce throughout the year. Vendors also offer a large selection of local meats, cheeses, specialty products and plants. In addition, the market is a destination for fresh-cut Christmas trees, ornamental wreaths, poinsettias and other holiday decorations.

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