With Valentine's Day soon approaching I decided to do a little research about the popular holiday and I found some very interesting facts. Soo…I figured I would share some of these with you!
Did You Know?
- 192 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually making Valentine's Day the second most popular greeting card giving holiday.
- Almost 60% of all Valentine's cards that were purchased were bought six days or less before February 14 th. I guess this makes Valentine's Day the procrastinator's holiday.
- 2.2 billion marriages take place in the United States each year. Which means there are about 6,000 weddings per day.
- 145,800 marriages in 2004 took place in Nevada making it the fourth ranked state in the nation in marriages.
- $13.5 billion was the total profit that chocolate producing firms in the United States collected in 2003.
- The average consumption of candy for an American adult in 2004 was 4.7 pounds. This amount is slowly decreasing. In 1997 the average consumption was 27 pounds!
- $422 million was the wholesale value of domestically produced flowers in 2004 in 36 states.
What's New in Weeping Water?
High School Sports:
Tuesday, January 30: Junior High Girls Basketball game at Weeping Water vs. Malcolm at 4:00 pm.
Thursday, February 1: Junior High Girls Basketball game at Weeping Water vs. Conestoga at 6:30 pm.
Friday, February 2: ECNC Wrestling at Malcolm starting at 3:00 pm.
Saturday, February 3: Junior High Girls Basketball Booster tournament in Weeping Water starting at 8:00 am.
Weeping Water High School is involved in an educational program called close-up. The close-up foundation's mission is built on the belief that textbooks and lectures aren't enough for a student to fully understand the democratic process. Students need a "close up" experience in government. With this program the high school juniors, which would include me this year, have an opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. Weeping Water High School is the only high school in Cass County that participates in close-up.
Because of the cost of the trip to Washington D.C. there are many fundraisers taking place around town for different students to raise money for their trip. Currently close-up students are selling cookie dough, different types of candy bars, and are conducting different individual fundraisers. For example, I'm selling jersey shaped koozies that say "Weeping Water Indians" on them and raffle tickets for two quilts my mom made. Be on the lookout for fundraisers for all of the Weeping Water juniors and help support their educational trip.
American Legion Fish Fry:
Don't forget about the weekly American Legion fish fry. Every Friday night come on down to the Legion Club to eat great food and mingle with the other faithful Fish Fry supporters. The fish fry starts at 5:30 pm and the cost for a meal is $7. Takeout is available.