The GRAND News February 2018

Newsletter for February 2018

Looking for Love- Valentines Facts

  • 141 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion.
  • Over 50 percent of all Valentine’s Day cards are purchased in the six days prior to the observance, making Valentine’s Day a procrastinator’s delight.
  • Research reveals that more than half of the U.S. population celebrates Valentine’s Day by purchasing a greeting card.
  • Americans spend around $277 million on Valentine cards every year, second only to Christmas
  • Groundhog Day was originally observed on February 14
  • Valentine’s Day is a $14.7 billion industry in the U.S
  • On Valentine’s Day, nearly 189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S
  • A kiss on Valentine’s Day is considered to bring good luck all year

Valentine’s Day Raffle

We will be raffling off Valentine’s gift baskets. Each department has created a unique and creative basket for Valentine’s Day.  Raffle tickets are $1.00. Drawing will be February 14.

Groundhog Day

Every February 2, thousands gather at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to await the spring forecast from a special groundhog. Known as Punxsutawney Phil, this groundhog will emerge from his simulated tree trunk home and look for his shadow, which will help him make his much-anticipated forecast. According to legend, if Phil sees his shadow the United States is in store for six more weeks of winter weather. But, if Phil doesn’t see his shadow, the country should expect warmer temperatures and the arrival of an early spring.

February 13th

Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras party

♪ ♪ live music ♪ ♪

French donuts!

February 14th

Valentine’s Day formal! Music, treats, chocolates and dancing

February Firsts

Many firsts happened in February. Here are just a few.

2004 Facebook launched.

1971 Alan Shepard became the first person to golf on the moon.

1968 Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood debuted.

1964 The Beatles first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1959 Barbie first introduced.

1948 First Polaroid “Land” camera went on sale.

1937 Nylon material patented by DuPont.

1935 Monopoly first sold in stores.

1930 Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in a plane.

1923 King Tut’s burial chamber opened.

1920 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police formed.

1910 Boy Scouts founded.

1878 Phonograph patented by Thomas Edison.

1849 Gold seekers arrived in San Francisco.

 

What’s Lucky in February?

Lucky Colors: Pink and Red

Lucky Day: Monday

Lucky Letters: F and Y

Lucky Numbers: 3 and 7

Lucky Plant: African violet

If you, your Church, and/or organization are interested in volunteering in the facility please contact Tarah Boyer, Regional Activities Director 614.389.0822 or tboyer@grandofdublin.com

 

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