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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 28

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: CRANBERRIES

Profile America — Friday, September 28th.  Most people may think of cranberries only at Thanksgiving, but not the people of Warrens, Wisconsin.   The town's 40th annual Cranberry Festival starts today and runs through Sunday, a celebration expected to draw 110,000 people.  While the focus is on cranberries, the festival has more than three miles of booths featuring arts, crafts, antiques, and food.  Among the activities offered are educational tours of the nearby cranberry bogs.  Each year in the U.S., there are 340,000 tons of cranberries harvested, worth more than $321 millionMassachusetts is the leading producer, followed by Wisconsin.  You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources:  Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 474
www.cranfest.com
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 864

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 


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