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Facts and figures for July Fourth 2021
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Happy Fourth of July

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What are your plans for the Fourth? A barbecue with family and friends? A hike? A movie? A parade? Fireworks?

Here’s what Americans are up on Independence Day this year:

  • $7.5 billion: Amount Americans plan to spend on Fourth of July food.
  • 150 million: Number of hot dogs eaten each Fourth of July.
  • $1.4+ billion: Amount Americans plan to spend on Fourth of July beer and wine.
  • $1.5-plus billion: Estimated amount spent on fireworks in 2020; 73 percent of fireworks injuries occur within a month of July 4.
  • 48 million: Number of people who travel 50-plus miles from home for the 4th of July.

Have a great celebration. I hope the weather’s good where you are. Here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s 65 degrees with a high of 78 degrees predicted. It’s so nice to be back to our normal weather after the heat wave.


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