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Vineland ’s Egg Industry

Featuring Herb Wenger & Charlie Williams

aacharleswilliams.jpg (513429 bytes)  Charlie Williams

            Herb Wegner grew up in the egg business in Vineland – the one time egg capital of the world.  Inspired by the role the egg industry played in Vineland from 1870 to 1970, Herb has portrayed Herbert O. Wegner, President of the Vineland Egg Auction for the last five years.  “I get to relive the reality of the egg industry that I grew up in and discuss those days with others who experienced it.”  Wegner crowds a volume of vintage poultry equipment into his exhibition tent and waits for visitors to remark about this or that artifact they may remember from a bygone day when Vineland was home to thousands of men and women who earned their living from eggs and poultry.

            Wegner’s collection of egg industry memorabilia tends to be a highlight at many community affairs throughout Southern New Jersey .  When he can’t make it to a Founder’s Day event, Friends’ member Charlie Williams is happy to step in and share the wealth of information documenting the booming days of this important Vineland industry history.



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