July is National Ice Cream Month: Thanks Ron! | Bent
The Source Weekly’s reporting is made possible by the power of your support. Be a part of it!
Search
Settings

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

July is National Ice Cream Month: Thanks Ron!

Celebrate "National Ice Cream Month" with two scoops.

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Ronald Reagan is the new black.

His name has been thrown around ad nauseam by political members of both the right and the left, particularly during recent election years. Even Obama claims to identify with him. Now we know why —  Proclamation 5219 (note Proclamation 5218, pretty ironic).

The Gipper, in his infinite wisdom, declared July "National Ice Cream Month," on July 9, 1984 (see Proclamation 5219). He also squeezed in July 15 as "National Ice Cream Day."

From the famed proclamation:

"Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over ninety percent of the people in the United States. It enjoys a reputation as the perfect dessert and snack food. Over eight hundred and eighty-seven million gallons of ice cream were consumed in the United States in 1983."

 

Ice cream generates a lot of money: in 1983, the ice cream industry netted approximately $3.5 billion in annual sales. In 2004, for comparison, total ice cream sales produced $21.4 billion. Whoa.

Do your part and eat up — and rest assured we're doing our part here.

July is also Oregon Craft Beer Month, with events taking place across the state. Handmade beer celebrations kick off here with offerings from Astoria's Fort George Brewery at Abbey Pub on July 1. On tap will be their Oatmeal Pale Ale and sample pours of Fort George's Vortex IPA and 1811 Lager will also be available.

photo credit: spacedustdesign


Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletter Signup

Get Central Oregon daily news
directly in your inbox

More by The Source Staff

  • Water Issue 2021

    Water Issue 2021

    From droughts to dams to glaciers and canoeing, there's lots to explore with water in Central Oregon
    • Jun 9, 2021
  • 2021 Summer Music Guide

    2021 Summer Music Guide

    Get your dancing shoes out from the back of the closet. These are all the shows we know about in Central Oregon this summer.
    • May 26, 2021
  • May 2021 Election Results

    May 2021 Election Results

    The latest election returns see conservative school board candidates in Bend-La Pine trounced by a 2-1 margin
    • May 18, 2021
  • More »

Latest in Bent

© 2021 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation