July 14, 2011

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 15

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America -- Friday, July 15th. One of the biggest clam festivals in the country gets under way today and runs through Sunday in Yarmouth, Maine. Now in its 46th year, the lure of their favorite seafood delicacy is expected to draw 120,000 people to the coastal town, normally home to just over 8,000 people. The three days will be packed with events, including a fun run, a kayak race, and a chance to win a new car. The big parade has a theme this year of great American inventions. Of course, the star of the show will be clams -- lots of them. The annual clam catch in recent years has ranged up to 118 million pounds, with a value of close to $200 million. 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. 370

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 891

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).

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