WASHINGTON, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, JUNE 8: STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Profile America — Friday, June 8th. One of the great seasonal treats is being honored beginning today in Crawfordsville, Indiana -- the city's annual Strawberry Festival. Some 20,000 people will enjoy a wide range of fun during the next three days -- including arts and crafts, music, a classic car show, and antique tractor exhibits. Of course, the star of the show during all three days will be strawberries -- fresh, in jams and jellies, on shortcake, and in ice cream. The U.S. grows over 1.4 million pounds of strawberries annually -- a crop worth more than $2.2 billion. California and Florida are the major producers. 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 2012, p. 304
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 864
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau