Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from the MCIA Team!

Here are some fun facts to help celebrate America’s Birthday:

  • Each year Americans will consume roughly 150 million hotdogs on the fourth.
  • July 4th was not an official Holiday until 1870, almost 100 years after the nation was founded.
  • George Washington ordered a double ration of rum for his soldiers on July 4, 1778.
  • It is one of America’s most celebrated Holidays, about $1.6 billion is spent on total alcohol consumption.
  • $167.5 million is spent on watermelon consumption and $107.7 on popsicles!

The MCIA Office will be closed on Monday, July 5th.

Forbes.com, businessinsider.com