STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the Tenth Anniversary of the Delmarva Chicken Festival will be celebrated on June 11, 12 and 13, 1957, at Laurel, Delaware; and
WHEREAS, this event has brought new distinction, publicity and progress to the States of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia because of this unique promotion; and
WHEREAS, more than 10,000 men and women in the Delmarva area are directly dependent for their livelihood upon this massive business which means so much economically to the areas involved; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the industry to have their people in all production phases participate in the final day's Festival activities to mark the significance of ten years of promotion work in behalf of Delmarvalous Chicken; and
WHEREAS, poultry growers, feed mills, processors and others involved, have been urged to declare a half-holiday so employees may journey to Laurel; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Thursday, June 13, 1957, as
DELMARVA POULTRY DAY
I urge employers in all categories of the poultry industry to cooperate on this occasion by closing their doors at noon to permit all available hands to join in this Tenth Anniversary celebration. I also respectfully suggest to our neighboring states that similar action be taken so that the 1957 Delmarva Poultry Festival will become the most outstanding event ever staged.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Sixth day of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-first.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State