Poarch Band of Creek Indians Contributes $15,000 to Support Sweet Grown Alabama
February 4, 2022
Pictured from left to right: Charlotte Meckel, Poarch Band of Creek Indians secretary, Sandy Hollinger, Poarch Band of Creek Indians tribal council member, Stephanie Bryan, Poarch Band of Creek Indians tribal chair, Ellie Watson, Sweet Grown Alabama director, John English, Poarch Band of Creek Indians agriculture, livestock, and forestry manager.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has pledged financial support to Sweet Grown Alabama with a $15,000 sponsorship for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
“The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is proud to support Sweet Grown Alabama and its initiatives to promote products grown and produced right here in Alabama,” said Tribal Chairwoman Stephanie Bryan. “A deep connection with the land and farming have always been important to our native culture, and we are excited to continue this important partnership that promotes and celebrates Alabama's agricultural industry."
With the financial support of The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Sweet Grown Alabama will continue to connect Alabama farmers and families. Funds will be utilized to encourage local spending through traditional and digital marketing, events and other special projects. Sponsor donations also help maintain the searchable online database at SweetGrownAlabama.org.
"The Poarch Band of Creek Indians make a significant impact on the agricultural economy of Alabama," said Sweet Grown Alabama Director Ellie Watson. "We are so thankful for their support of the Sweet Grown Alabama program and value our partnership."
In addition to sponsoring Sweet Grown Alabama, The Poarch Band of Creek Indians consistently support Alabama agriculture by hosting 4-H and FFA events and sponsoring other agriculture programs. In January, they announced plans to open a new meat processing facility that will offer more opportunities for locally-raised beef and pork producers in the state.
For more information on Sweet Grown Alabama visit www.SweetGrownAlabama.org. To learn more about the Poarch Band of Creek Indians visit https://pi-nsn.gov.
About Sweet Grown Alabama:
Sweet Grown Alabama is a non-profit foundation that connects consumers to locally grown products. Participating members display the Sweet Grown Alabama logo. To learn more, visit www.SweetGrownAlabama.org.
About The Poarch Band of Creek Indians:
The Poarch Creek Indians are the only Federally recognized Indian tribe in the state of Alabama and are operating as a sovereign nation with their own system and government and bylaws. The Poarch Creek Indians are descendants of a segment of the original Creek Nation that once covered almost all of Alabama and Georgia. Unlike many eastern Indian tribes, the Poarch Creeks were not removed from their tribal lands and have lived together for almost 200 years in and around the reservation in Poarch, Alabama. The reservation is located eight miles northwest of Atmore, Alabama in rural Escambia County, about 57 miles east of Mobile. To lean more about the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, visit https://pci-nsn.gov.