U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 3
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3: FUN IN ALASKA
Profile America — Monday, September 3rd. Today is Labor Day — a pause from the regular routine to honor the nation’s working men and women. It’s also the traditional end of the summer season, an occasion marked by parades, picnics, and family gatherings. The far-north city of Nome, Alaska, hosts two unusual events today. One is the 35th annual Great Bathtub Race, in which four team members push bathtubs on wheels, with a fifth person in the water filled tub. Over at the power plant, spectators will be watching as thousands of plastic ducks arrive on the Snake River, having negotiated miles of twists and turns in the 20th annual Duck Race. These events will be the last summer fling for Nome’s 3,600 residents, part of Alaska’s population of 710,000. Profile America is in its 16th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012, p. 434
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 16
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions 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