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Happy Halloween

posted on Monday, October 28, 2019 in Community News

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During this week of All Hallow's Eve, We've got something up our sleeve.  No haunting tales to give you fright, just thrilling facts for your delight. 

image of candy corn    50% of Americans decorate their home or yard for Halloween. 

Image of Candy Corn 18% of Americans dress their pets in costumes.  The most popular pet costumers are a Pumpkin, Hot Dog and Bumble Bee. 

Image of Candy Corn Most households pass out 2-3 pieces of candy to trick-or-treaters.  Americans splurged $2.6 billion on candy in 2018. 

Image of Candy Corn The U.S. produces 2 BILLION pounds of pumpkins each year- 80% of which is available during October.  

Image of Candy Corn 45% of Americans carve pumpkins for Halloween. 

Image of Candy Corn The tradition of carving jack-o-lanterns come from the 19th century Ireland, where turnips and potatoes were originally used. 

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween! 

sources include: National Retail Federation | WalletHub | CandyStore | U.S. Census Bureau | 

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