WASHINGTON, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23: YO-YO CONVENTION
Profile America -- Wednesday, March 23rd. Just about everything has a fan base and a collector club. Some have annual conventions. Starting today and running through the weekend the 16th annual Yo-Yo and Skill Toy Convention will take over the Spinning Top and Yo-Yo museum in Burlington, Wisconsin. Even in our age of electronic games, the convention floor will be jammed with people of all ages fascinated by a toy that's been around for more than a century. There will be yo-yo exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for youngsters, and contests to see who can perform the longest sleeper and walk the dog. Yo-yos are among the nearly $3 billion worth of toys made in the U.S. each year. 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. 185
U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder, NAICS 33993
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau