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Mike Gloekler, 423-­‐238-­‐7111, Ext. 22440 mike.gloekler@mckee.com

For Immediate Release: Oct. 20, 2015


Kingman project gives park-­‐goers much-­‐needed shade

Collegedale,  TN;  Kingman,  AZ  – McKee Foods, on behalf of the Outdoor Happiness Project, is  excited to announce that the Outdoor Happiness Pavilion at Centennial Park will be dedicated to the public on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at 10 a.m. The dedication will take place at Ramada No. 4, located along Beverly Avenue behind Field 1.

Centennial Park is a large recreational space for softball, soccer, basketball, racquetball, tennis, volleyball  and  more.  But  with  average  summer  temperatures  topping  100  degrees,  it  can  get  pretty uncomfortable. McKee Foods has stepped in to provide the park with much-­‐needed shade.  Now  park-­‐goers  can  cool  off  beneath  a  brand-­‐new  Outdoor  Happiness  pavilion.  The  Kingman city park maintenance crew completed construction on the pavilion.

“We’ve been working with people in various communities to identify needs and select where we can be of greatest value,” stated Chris McKee, executive vice president of marketing and sales for  McKee  Foods.  “The  project  at  Centennial  Park  is  an  example  of  our  commitment  to  this  cause.”

Various  local  officials  will  be  in  attendance,  including  the  Kingman  mayor,  a  city  council  chairperson and various employees from McKee Foods, as well as the Centennial Park maintenance team.

This  is  just  one  of  the  Outdoor  Happiness  projects  going  on  around  the  country.  To  find  out  about others, check out OutdoorHappinessMovement.com. Visitors to the site can also make a pledge to go outside, have fun and find what makes them happy. For each person who takes the pledge,  McKee  Foods  will  donate  additional  funds  above  the  $1  million  state  project  commitment.*

McKee Foods is committed to helping communities across the country enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle by partnering with organizations that make public greenways, trails and parks available. We believe these green spaces provide opportunities for outdoor activity that ultimately lead to a  fun  and  active  lifestyle.  McKee  Foods,  owned  and  operated  by  the  McKee  family,  has  committed to donate more than $1 million over a five-­‐year period in an initiative called the “Outdoor Happiness (OH!) Movement.” The OH! Movement represents a long-­‐standing tradition in  the  McKee  family  in  that  since  2009,  it  has  given  more  than  $2.8  million  to  support  the creation and preservation of parks, greenways and other outdoor spaces. For more information, or  to  join  McKee  Foods  in  its  mission  to  get  the  country  outside,  please  visit  OutdoorHappinessMovement.com.

About McKee Foods:
McKee  Foods,  a  family  bakery  with  annual  sales  of  about  $1.4  billion,  is  a  privately  held  company based in Collegedale, Tenn. The McKee Foods story began during the height of the Great Depression when founder O.D. McKee began selling 5-­‐cent snack cakes from the back of his car. Soon after, he and his wife, Ruth, bought a small, failing bakery, using the family car as collateral.  Today,  the  company  employs  more  than  6,000  people  in  Collegedale;  Gentry,  Ark.;  Stuarts Draft, Va.; and Kingman, Ariz. It creates and produces Little Debbie® Snacks, Drake’s® Cakes,  Sunbelt  Bakery®  snacks  and  cereals,  and  Heartland®  and  Fieldstone™  Bakery  food  products. Visit McKeeFoods.com for more information.
*Up to $25,000

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