Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Win free Illinois food products

Register for the Illinois Department of Agriculture's '25 Days of Christmas'

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[December 20, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- Nine winners remain to be selected in the Illinois Department of Agriculture's "25 Days of Christmas" contest.

Registering is simple. Just visit and "like" the Illinois Department of Agriculture Facebook page at
, or sign up to follow the department's Twitter account at!/ILAgMarkets.

Every day until Christmas, the department will randomly select one person from its Facebook and Twitter fans to win featured Illinois food products. Prizes range from Illinois wines and cheese to an Illinois State Fair pork package, homemade cookies, gourmet popcorn and handmade chocolates.

The department's Bureau of Marketing and Promotion is sponsoring the contest to increase awareness of the wide variety of food products manufactured in Illinois and the economic importance of the state's food industry.

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All the products being given away were donated. For more information, contact Jennifer Tirey, chief of marketing, promotion and grants, at 217-782-8146.

[Text from Illinois Department of Agriculture file received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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