Perdue Farms Tracts In Worcester Sell for $3.65 Million
BISHOPVILLE – The sale of vast tracts of farm land in northern Worcester County and Sussex County in Delaware totaling $3.65 million was recently completed by Perdue Farms to five different buyers.
Back in May 2015, Perdue Farms retained SVN-Miller Commercial Real Estate senior advisors John McClellan and Ben Alder to represent the company in the sale of the remaining real property assets in the former Showell Poultry Complex. The property, comprised of 740 acres, had been acquired by Perdue back in 1995. The land is located in Showell and Bishopville and includes one parcel in Delaware. The zoning of the property ranges from agricultural to heavy industrial.
After 18 months of work, the last parcel was sold about a month ago in mid-December. The total effort resulted in six separate transactions involving five different buyers. The total combined sale price for the six transactions came in at $3.65 million.
“We are grateful to Perdue for having the confidence to give us a project of such magnitude,” said McClellan. “Our partnership with Perdue Farms has prov-en to be prosperous for all parties involved.”
Six Added To Community Foundation Board
SALISBURY – The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore this week announced the addition of six new members to the charitable organization’s board of directors.
Each new member was recently elected to serve a three-year term and brings the total number of board members to 25. All six continue the Foundation board’s tradition of strong community leadership in providing unselfish service and commitment to the Low-er Eastern Shore of Maryland.
The new board members include Morgan Hazel, Velda Henry, Todd Hershey, Jim Jones, Dr. Annette Wallace and Dr. George Whitehead.
Hazel was born and raised in Salisbury. He is currently the co-owner, with his son-in-law, of Fixer-Upper Fitness in Salisbury. He is on the Board of Trustees of Wor-Wic Community College, as well as on the Board of HALO and is also involved with his church.
Henry is a retired supervisor of Human Resources for the Worcester County Board of Education. She is on the Board of Trustees for the Blood Bank of Delmarva, a member of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Education Consortium, serves on the Quality Assurance Board of the Atlantic General Hospital, the Board of Directors for the Art League of Ocean City, and is a retired member of the Board of Trustees for Wor-Wic Community College.
Hershey owns the Arby’s franchises in Salisbury. He served as chairman of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, and continues to serve on its Investment Committee. He is involved with the MAGI Fund, which supports the Joseph House Center and the Christian Shelter, and the Ducks Unlimited Conservation group.
Jones was born and raised in New-ark, Del. He moved to Salisbury to attend Salisbury University and never left the Lower Shore. He has been employed by First Shore Federal Savings and Loan for the past 25 years and is currently the assistant vice president and branch manager of the Pocomoke City Branch.
Jones has been involved with a variety of local charities and service clubs, including the Salisbury Jaycees, Snow Hill Chamber of Commerce, Snow Hill Lions Club, Berlin/Ocean City Optimist Club, Lower Shore Family YMCA, Past Chairman and Finance Committee Chair for the Pocomoke City Chamber of Commerce and served on the board of the Delmarva Discovery Center and Museum.
Wallace is a lifetime resident of Worcester County. She serves on the United Way Board, The Atlantic General Hospital Corporate Board, the Worcester County Junior Achievement Board, and is a lifetime member of Spence Baptist Church. Wallace is the current principal of Pocomoke High School and is the current honoree of “Principal of the Year” for the State of Maryland.
Whitehead is a professor emeritus at Salisbury University. He taught in the psychology department for 44 years. In the community, he has served as president of the Wicomico County Board of Education and the Rotary Club of Salisbury. He also chaired the Local Management Board and Salisbury’s Promise.