WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17: NATIONAL COOKIE MONTH
Profile America — Sunday, October 17th. October is set aside to recognize many causes and activities — for instance, it's National Roller Skating Month and Squirrel Awareness Month. But there's one celebration that appeals to everyone, regardless of age, background, or interests — it's National Cookie Month. This refers not to the term for computer Internet links but to the aroma of fresh baked cookies as a symbol of good times. Whether chocolate chip, peanut butter, or any of the dozens of other traditional recipes, cookies are one of America's favorites. While many home cooks still bake their own cookies, there are some 7,500 retail bakeries around the country, and cookies make up a good part of their nearly $3 billion in annual sales. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: 2002 Economic Census, NAICS 311811
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