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Bland Receives Onion Honors
Sunday, 06 February 2011

February 6--  He grows more Sweet Vidalia Onions than anybody and Delbert Bland of Tattnall County is the Onion Grower of the Year.

Image Onion Committee Chairman Michael Hively (L) presents award to Delbert Bland.

Bland was named at the annual banquet hosted by the Vidalia Onion Committee Saturday night at the Vidalia Community Center.

He planted his first Sweet Vidalia Onions 28 years ago.  "I feel very humble.  I've been in this business since 1983 when the New Brothers talked me into planting five acres of onions.  This industry has been very much of a blessing to us and my family," he says.  

The Vidalia Onion Committee also honored the late Delwin Dowdy of Tattnall County with its Hall of Fame award.

Image  Tattnall County Extension Service Agent Reid Torrance presents HOF Award to Mary Dowdy.


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