'Ham and Egg' breakfast returns

April 18, 2013 – A hot southern-style breakfast continues to serve as a link between Georgia residents and legislators representing districts across the state.

On April 23, at the 31st annual Ham and Egg Legislative Breakfast hosted by Fort Valley State University, politicians will mingle with residents and discuss upcoming plans and topics such as sequestration, education and healthcare. The public is invited to the 8 a.m. event in the C.W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center on campus. Tickets can be purchased in advance, or on-site, for $8.

Invited guests include U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson andSaxby Chambliss, and a host of other political figures. In addition, there will be a Ham and Egg Museum that will feature historical artifacts and information concerning agricultural practices and the history of the breakfast.

“This 31-year-old tradition continues to serve as a platform that connects residents to the politicians who make decisions affecting their livelihood,” said Kena Torbert, chairwoman of the breakfast planning committee. Torbert said not only will residents receive up-to-date information, but they also will consume a tasty breakfast.

Ham and Egg Legislative Breakfast Information:

When: Tuesday, April 23, at 8 a.m.

Where: Fort Valley State University, C.W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, Ga.

Cost: $8.

Contact: E. Jean Willis at 478-825-6269 or willise@fvsu.edu for more information. To purchase tickets visit wildcatticketoffice.com or the FVSU cashier office in the TroupBuilding, room 235, on campus.

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Contact:
FVSU Agricultural Communications Department
(478) 825-6345