WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, JUNE 8: CLOTHESLINES
Profile America — Tuesday, June 8th. There are many special observances during June — it's Potty Training Awareness Month, for example, and also Accordion Awareness Month. One of the lesser known events recalls a part of life that is steadily disappearing — it's International Clothesline Week. Americans of a certain age remember well helping their mothers hang up wet clothes, or taking them in after they dried — especially in the winter, when they resembled stiff boards. The idea of Clothesline Week is to encourage households to save energy by hanging their clothes outside to dry instead of using an electric or gas dryer. Eight-out-of-10 U.S. households across the country are equipped with a clothes dryer. 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 2010, p. 310
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 953
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 the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau