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Fruitcake Toss

Submitted by on January 13, 2012 – 9:06 am

Profile AmericaProfile America — Friday, January 13th. What to do with leftover fruitcake? One novel answer will be on view tomorrow in Manitou Springs, Colorado, at the town’s 17th annual Great Fruitcake Toss. The occasion will draw thousands of hardy spectators to the Manitou Springs High School track. They’ll see a variety of events in which leftover fruitcakes will be tossed, hurled, and launched by hand and by mechanical and pneumatic devices. There are several weight classes, and inspectors will make sure that entries are made from edible ingredients. Some airborne fruitcakes will be home made, others will come from one of the nation’s 6,300 retail bakeries, which produce more than $3 billion worth of baked goods annually. 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 2012, p. 85
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 311811


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