WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, APRIL 28: INTERSTATE MULLET TOSS
Profile America -- Thursday, April 28th. Everyone has heard of fish fries -- but along the Gulf Coast on the Florida-Alabama line, beginning tomorrow and through the weekend, there will be a "Fish Fly." The 27th annual Interstate Mullet Toss will be held -- mainly as an excuse to have a good beach party. Contestants stand inside a 10-foot circle in Orange Beach, Alabama and throw a dead, one pound mullet across the line into Pensacola, Florida. Whoever tosses the fish the farthest, wins. The event is sponsored by a local oyster bar and proceeds go to youth charities. The popular event will swell the usual population of the two towns -- about 54,000 for Pensacola and 6,200 for Orange Beach, with party goers. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 242
U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau