July

Erica Sorensen
The first US Postage Stamps were sold in 1847 when Congress authorized the production of stamps for nation wide use.The Dog Days of Summer begin on Sunday, July 3rd and end August 11th

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June

Erica Sorensen

June Holidays and Observances

The first Notable day in June this year is Children's Day on June 13th. The day honors the children in our lives by slowing down our fast-paced lives, turning off the tech, and refocusing on the important things.Seize the opportunity to spend time with your children and grandchildren.

June 14th we celebrate Flag Day. Flag Day is observed in the United States on June 14. It commemorates the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes of our flag, it then only had 13 stars to match its 13 stripes. Sweden, Denmark, Romania, and Argentina also celebrate their flag days in June!

June 19th is Juneteenth. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is the holiday that celebrates the end of slavery and the achievements of African-Americans. On this day in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation aloud in Galveston, Texas, effectively liberating slaves in the state.

Sunday June 20th hosts two notable days this month. Father's Day falls on the 20th this year. Make sure to take the time to celebrate the father figures in your life! We also have the official beginning of Summer at 11:32pm EDT!

 

Historic Events

The first drive-in was a staple in American culture in the 1950's. Originally called the Park-In Theater, the first drive-in was the brain child of Richard Hollingshead. Hollingshead came up with the idea because his mother struggled to get comfortable in traditional theaters. He first experimented in his driveway with different projectors and speakers, then took the time to devise the ideal spacing of cars so that everyone could see. 

With an initial $30,000 investment, the first drive-in theater officially opened on June 6,1933. The initial cost to attend was $0.25 per car and $0.25 per person, with a maximum charge of $1.00 per car. Hollingshead's patent was overturned in 1949 and drive-in's popped up all over the United States. At their peak, there were over 4,000 drive in theaters in the United States. These ranged from simple theaters to ones including playgrounds and restaurants.

Throughout the years, the drive-in has become more of a thing of the past with only about 325 theaters remaining in the United States. The Covid-19 pandemic certainly brought back some of their popularity, even branching out to events such as drive-in concerts. While we don't know what will happen to the drive-in moving forward, it certainly is an important part of American culture!

 

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May

Erica Sorensen

Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 8th this year. Mother's Day celebrates motherhood and is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures.

Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 30st this year. Memorial Day is annual day where Americans honor those who have lost their lives serving in the United States Military

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February

Erica Sorensen
February is full of holidays and events! From Groundhog Day to Valentines and even Presidents Day there are a variety of celebrations going on. Black History Month also takes place in February, an important time to reflect on the impact of Black Americans on American history. Additionally this February included the Chinese New Year! To learn more take a look at this month's Blum's Post.

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September

Erica Sorensen
September is full of changes. Fall is arriving, many are heading back to school, and the growing season is coming to an end. Head to the Blum's Post to learn more about September holidays and strange facts!

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August

Erica Sorensen
We start August in the middle of the Dog Days of Summer, battling the heat that comes with it, and we end August thinking about how we have so few Summer days left in the year. August may not have many holidays, but it is a month for many to get in the last of their summer vacations. It is also a month full of historical events. Head over to this month's Blum's Post to learn more about the notable days in August and the National Parks.

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July

Erica Sorensen
July is a month full of activity! Most everyone knows about the celebration of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, but this year we are also celebrating the Olympics! Remember to stay cool during the 'Dog Days' going on until the beginning of August. To learn more head over to our July Post!

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June

Erica Sorensen
June is a fairly busy month. This month we celebrate our flag, our fathers, and our children. Most importantly, June is the official start of Summer! This month is a great month to get into your garden and reap the benefits! See what is happening this month in The Blum's Post.

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May

Erica Sorensen
May has arrived! This means that summer is quickly approaching and gardening season is finally here. We are recognizing our heroes this month as we celebrate Mother's Day, and Memorial Day. Learn a little more about May in The Blum's Post!

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April

Erica Sorensen
April is finally here! Check out this month's Blum's post to get the scoop on April notable days and our recipe contest. We also welcome all of our new friends from the VTPA Bluegrass Super Pull April 9-10!

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