WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24: CRANBERRIES
Profile America — Saturday, September 24th. Most people may think of cranberries only at Thanksgiving, but not the people of Warrens, Wisconsin. The town's 39th annual Cranberry Festival runs through Sunday, a three-day celebration expected to draw 110,000 people. While the focus is on cranberries, the festival has more than three miles of booths featuring arts, crafts, antiques, and, of course, food. Among the activities offered are educational tours of the nearby cranberry bogs. Each year in the U.S., there are 346,000 tons of cranberries harvested, worth $341 million. Wisconsin is the leading producer, followed by Massachusetts. 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. 477
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 858
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