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4/29/2003
Winston-Salem Police Department Gets New Police Dog
Milk-Bone and Harris Teeter team up to help K-9 unit with new recruit!

Winston-Salem, NC – The Winston-Salem Police Department Canine Unit is pleased to announce a $5,000 donation from Milk-Bone in partnership with Harris Teeter for the purchase of a new police dog. As part of an on-going effort to support local law enforcement and security preparedness, Milk-Bone has teamed up with Harris Teeter to co-sponsor this program.

The two companies will present a $5,000 check to the Winston-Salem Police at the Harris Teeter store located at 1955 N. Peacehaven Rd. in Winston-Salem at 10:00 a.m. on April 30, 2003. The event will include a skills demonstration by the police K-9 unit. "Marco," a K-9 Officer that was donated by Harris Teeter and Milk-Bone in 2001, will be present and will participate in the skills demonstration.

In addition, the Winston-Salem Police and Harris Teeter will announce the winner of a Milk-Bone dog coloring contest that the second graders from Ward Elementary took part in. Second graders will be on hand as the winning "artist" receives a prize at this ceremony. Shoppers can also register to win a year's supply of Milk-Bone dog treats for their cuddly canine.

Dogs that serve in the K-9 unit are trained to perform specific duties such as combating narcotics by assisting in developing probable cause and locating hidden narcotics. Winston-Salem is a safer community today thanks to this donation by Milk-Bone and Harris Teeter.

Milk-Bone purchases made at area Harris Teeter locations and retailers nationwide help make this program possible. This event marks the 5th K-9 donated to local law enforcement from Milk-Bone and Harris Teeter over the past 5 years. Milk-Bone's nationwide police dog donation program helps law enforcement agencies add to or maintain canine units at no cost to tax-paying citizens.




In more than 145 countries, Kraft Foods markets the world's favorite food and beverage brands, including Kraft cheese, Jacobs and Maxwell House coffees, Nabisco cookies and crackers, Philadelphia cream cheese, Oscar Mayer meats, Post cereals and Milka Chocolates.

Harris Teeter, Inc. with headquarters in Matthews, NC, is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK). Harris Teeter is the 39th largest supermarket in the United States with 2002 sales of $2.35 billion. The grocery store chain employs over 14,000 associates and has 142 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida.