Mass Communication ‘chicken’ packers

Mass Communication
From left, Brenau mass communications students – senior Wang, junior Stevenson, senior Hatfield, Chamber intern Elissa Warren (from North Georgia College & State University), Joy Sims, executive administrative assistant, at the Chamber, and seniors and Johnston.

As part of a public service project, Brenau mass communications majors April Hatfield, Kelli Stevenson, Yunfei Wang and Annie Johnston helped the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce stuff about 300 “chicken boxes” to be taken to the state capitol as gifts to members of the General Assembly during the ongoing legislative session. If you´re unaware of the statue of a rooster on a pedestal close to the center of Brenau´s hometown, you should know that Gainesville declares itself to be the “poultry capital” of the world, an homage to one of the region´s booming industries. The boxes, however, contain no actual poultry parts, cooked or otherwise. Instead, Brenau students helped local business and industries crow about themselves with logo-emblazoned items (Brenau provided 300 bookmarks for the parcels). Brenau Trustee Philip Wilheit´s company, Wilheit Packaging, crafted the containers, which were schedule to be delivered to the capitol today.

The effort reminds us of one of our favorite poems, author unknown:

The codfish lays a thousand eggs
The homely hen lays one.
The codfish never cackles
To tell you what she’s done.
And so we scorn the codfish,
While the humble hen we prize,
Which only goes to show you
That it pays to advertise.

Thursday, February 09, 2012