Friday, October 06, 2006

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for Oct. 7

10/6/2006 8:30:00 AM


To: National and Feature desks

Contact: Rick Reed or Tom Edwards, 301-763-2812, both of the U.S. Census Bureau

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature for Oct. 7 from the U.S. Census Bureau:

SATURDAY, OCT. 7: APPLES

Profile America -- Saturday, Oct. 7. The spotlight this weekend in many parts of the country is on apples -- and all the delicious things that can be made from them. Some 100,000 people are expected at the South Mountain fairgrounds in Gettysburg, Pa., for the 42nd Annual Apple Harvest Festival. Over in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., 40,000 will take part in the Apple Butter Festival, while up in New England, the Vermont Apple Festival will be held in Springfield. Later this month, festivals will be held in Mount Vernon, Mo. and Coshocton, Ohio. All will feature entertainment, crafts, games and good food. Each year, American farmers produce nearly 5 million tons of applies -- which works out to about 17 pounds for each person. These and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau can be found on the Web at http://www.census.gov.

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Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments ready to air on a monthly CD or on Internet at http://www.census.gov (look under the "Newsroom" button). For further information, contact Rick Reed at 301-763-2812, fax at 301-457-3670, or e-mail at rreed@census.gov.

http://www.usnewswire.com/

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