CUDAHY, Wis. — On July 8, Patrick Cudahy announced plans to award a year's supply of bacon to several of its Facebook fans. The bacon sweepstakes is part of the company's "Say Hey to Summer" campaign that is being held throughout July and August. The company, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, is awarding a year’s supply of bacon each week to Facebook followers who “Like” the Patrick Cudahy Facebook page and qualify by clicking on the "Free Bacon Sweepstakes" link on the page. The contest ends Sept. 1.

"We'll be giving away free bacon for a year to a number of our fans," said Bud Matthews, senior vice president of Patrick Cudahy. "That's definitely a bacon lover's dream come true."