Football fans encouraged to 'buy local' as they celebrate game day
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[January 30, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois
Department of Agriculture invites football fans to celebrate game
day with Illinois products. To get the party started, the department
will sponsor a promotion on its Facebook and Twitter pages Feb. 1-3.
Each day, one lucky person selected from among the agency's Facebook
friends and Twitter followers will score free Illinois products.
"Illinois food companies make everything a fan could possibly need
to throw a great party, from chili and pizza to chips and salsa,"
said Jennifer Tirey, the department's bureau chief of marketing and
promotion. "For a sample of the many products available, visit our
Facebook page and browse through the listings."
The winner of the
first drawing will receive a one-year supply (52 cans) of Ray's
Brand Chilli, from Decatur. A $50 gift certificate to Lou Malnati's
Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza will be awarded the second day. The
prize for the third day is a game day gift pack of Uncle Joe's
Sauces and Rubs, from Ina.
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To sign up for the game day promotion, simply visit and "like" the
Illinois Department of Agriculture Facebook page at
IllinoisDepartmentofAgriculture or follow the Illinois
Department of Agriculture's Twitter page at
https://twitter.com/ILAgMarkets by Feb. 1. For more information,
Department of Agriculture
file received from the
Illinois Office of
Communication and Information]