WASHINGTON, June 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, JUNE 6: DAIRY FESTIVALS
Profile America — Sunday, June 6th. This is June Dairy Month, observed since 1937 — noting the quality and nutritional benefits of refrigerated dairy products. As part of the observance, two dairy oriented festivals in the Midwest are winding up today. One is the Milk Days Festival in Harvard, Illinois, expected to have drawn 100,000 people by the time it closes this evening. Not too far north, in Little Chute, Wisconsin, the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival is on. Both festivals feature parades, contests, arts and crafts, music, and, of course, food. Americans eat more dairy products than any other food group, averaging 606 pounds each annually, including 33 pounds of cheese and 21 gallons of milk. Profile America is in its 14th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 303, 308
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 212
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau