In July we celebrate the founding of our nation on the 4th. We also celebrate National Ice Cream Day on the 18th.
Keep reading for some interesting facts about both.
Did you know..?
- The oldest 4th of July parade was established in 1785 in the town of Bristol, Rhode Island. And, in New England, it is tradition to eat salmon on Independence Day. The holiday coincides with the time in summer when salmon were plentiful in rivers throughout the region and so it just became part of the Fourth.
- Americans devour about 150 million hot dogs on the 4th of July – an amount that could stretch from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles more than five times if placed end to end.
- In 1984, the President proclaimed the third Sunday of July (the 18th, this year) to be National Ice Cream Day. Further, he designated July National Ice Cream Month saying ice cream is “a nutritious and wholesome food enjoyed by over ninety percent of people in the United States.”
- In 1945, during World War II, the U.S. Navy built a floating ice cream parlor in the Pacific for our sailors.
- A suggested activity from educationworld.com for National Ice Cream Day is to write a haiku poem about ice cream (3 non-rhyming lines, first – 5 syllables, second – 7 syllables, third – 5 syllables).
Popped Perfect is the perfect complement to parades, picnics, hot dogs and ice cream. And, we have many different options for you to treat yourself to a snack made with love including:
- Purchasing your favorite flavor in a growing number of Northwest Arkansas locations
- Purchasing a gift card to allow your loved ones to choose their own flavors
- Purchasing an online bundle to be shipped anywhere in the United States