Zing, Zing, Zing, Zing Valleydale
The Roanoke Times reports the sad news today that the Valleydale Foods plant in Salem will be closing come January. Valleydale is an icon in the Roanoke Valley that dates back to the 1930s. They will be missed certainly for the jobs, but also for their nostalgic link to Salem's past.
Many a child has waited with rapt anticipation to sing along with the catchy strains of the Valleydale jingle while sitting on the concrete slabs of Old Municipal Field for a Salem Buccaneers game or the folding purple seats at Salem Memorial Stadium for a Salem Avalanche game. If you don't know what I'm talking about, look here. The middle one on the top row is the best.