Weis Market Buys Farm Show Hall Naming Rights

HARRISBURG, PA — The Corbett administration has inked a five-year deal with a central Pennsylvania-based grocery store chain for the naming rights to part of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
 

Weis Markets Inc. of Sunbury, Northumberland County, will pay the state $750,000 over the next five years to have its name on the side of the large exposition hall in the sprawling complex on the edge of downtown Harrisburg.

“This is a good example of a public-private partnership that will help us more efficiently,” said Nicole Bucher, a spokeswoman for the state Agriculture Department, which oversees the complex. “It’s something we’ve been trying to do for the last five years.”

The exhibition hall is perhaps best known as the site of the food court for the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, where tens of thousands of people snack on fried vegetables and suck down the show’s famous milkshakes each January.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-pa-farm-show-naming-rights-20120809,0,5797996.story

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