For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
Local business honors national frontline heroes with gifts
Frontline heroes fighting the coronavirus across the US will receive surprise gift boxes this week of Cane River Pecan Company cookies. Nominated by friends and family, 25 recipients were selected to receive recognition from the banks of the Bayou Teche in New Iberia.
NEW IBERIA, La. ---  Twenty-five first responders, medical professionals and frontline workers will be recognized by personal gifts from Cane River Pecan Company shipped across the nation Monday, April 13, 2020.

Requests for nominations of family members resulted in submissions from coast to coast. Cane River Pecan Company plans to follow up this first shipment with more nominations and additional acts of appreciation.

“We might do another flight because this was so successful,” said Jady Regard, "Chief Nut Officer" and founding family member of Cane River Pecan Company located in New Iberia. “Using social media platforms we asked for nominations and received more than 5,000 views, 160 nominations and then selected 25 recipients.”

Shipments of Cane River Pecan cookies will be delivered with notes of thanks and recognition of their nominating sponsor from Pennsylvania to Oregon as well as Acadiana. The local business didn’t know what to expect when they suggested their customers recommend a family member or friend working tirelessly on the front lines fighting the coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic.

“Most of the nominations came from our local customers, but the names represented locations across the nation,” said Regard. “We want to do even more to acknowledge the people involved and are working now on capturing video messages about these heroes. Messages from the people that nominated them and why will be posted on social media.”

Although the new warehouse and retail space in downtown New Iberia are closed, orders are still coming in daily from the  online store. The vast supply of pecan products are shipping every weekday.

Since 1969 the Regard family has been building the Cane River Pecan Company brand with excellence. From the raw nuts to exceptional products, recipes and uniquely developed pecan specialties, customer satisfaction and corporate gift giving remain the focus of Regard. You can contact him directly at (337) 321-4201.

For more information on products and delivery, contact Cane River Pecan Company at (800) 692-3109 and follow them on Facebook .

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