Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
July is National Ice Cream Month, proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 to recognize the popularity of ice cream in the United States. Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry? What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
National Blueberry Month. The United States produces over 90 percent of all the blueberries in the world, and they’re grown in 35 states. Pick them, eat them, freeze them, and enjoy the health benefits (and the taste). For more information and to read proclamation visit http://www.blueberry.org/USDA%20Proclamation.htm
National Ice Cream Month. Proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 to recognize the popularity of ice cream in the United States. Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry? Go ahead, have a few scoops today, a banana split perhaps? For more information, visit http://www.idfa.org/news--views/media-kits/ice-cream/july-is-national-ice-cream-month/
National Cell Phone Courtesy Month. Established by etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore in 2002, this is a month to remember that not everyone wants to overhear your cell phone chats on the bus, in a restaurant, or in a crowded elevator. And please stay off the phone while driving. If you must talk while on the road, pull over to a safe spot. For more information visit http://jacquelinewhitmore.com/july-is-national-cell-phone-courtesy-month-2/
National Recreation and Parks Month. To encourage everyone’s enjoyment of America’s parks, and support preservation of our natural resources. For more information, visit http://www.nrpa.org/july/
National Farriers Week, July 10-16. Don't know what a farrier is?
Farriers care for horses, keeping their feet shod and their legs healthy and strong. This week salutes their work serving the animals who serve us so faithfully. For more information, visit http://www.kentuckyhorse.org/en/art/2282/
Captive Nations Week, July 17-23. A week established by Congress and President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1959 to raise public awareness of the oppression of nations under the control of non-democratic governments. For more information, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/presidential-proclamation-captive-nations-week
National Zoo Keepers Week, July 17-23. Zoos and their keepers play an invaluable role in preserving endangered species and educating the public about the proper treatment of animals. Visit your local zoo, and thank your local zoo keeper. Visit American Association of Zoo Keepers for more information http://aazk.org/
National Parenting Gifted Children Week, July 18-24. All children are special, but the third full week in July celebrates the joys and challenges of raising, guiding, and supporting bright young minds. For more information, visit http://www.nagc.org/index.aspx?id=31
Independence Day, July 4. The date on which the British colonies of North America declared their independence from Great Britain. For more information visit http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Independence_Day.shtml and www.history.com/topics/july-4th