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Here are a few fun facts about candy canes from the National Confectioners Association:
-White was the only color of candy canes for 200 years
-December 26 is National Candy Cane Day in the United States
-Paul Ghinelli created the world’s largest candy cane, measuring 58 feet, 2 ¼ inches
-1.76 billon candy canes are made each year – enough to stretch from Santa Claus, Indiana, to North Pole, Alaska, and back again 32 times
And here’s a sobering fact from the American Library Association:
-Americans spend nearly three times as much on candy as on public libraries
A couple of New Year’s resolutions:
-Increase support of public libraries
-Cut calories (Healthy Harvey Coalition will be screening “The Weight of the Nation: Confronting America’s Obesity Epidemic,” 7-9:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 and 30 at the Newton High School Auditorium, 900 W. 12 St.)

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