On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was
adopted by the Second Continental Congress; and
Independence Day became a federal holiday in 1870.
We celebrate the birthday of the United States with lots
of parades, picnics, contests, concerts, fireworks and flying
of the American flag.
According to the International Business Times, more
than 150 million hot dogs will be eaten on July 4, 2018.
That’s enough hot dogs to stretch from Washington, D.C.,
to Los Angeles five times (see our poll on page 33 on
favorite hot dog toppings). We also eat 700 million pounds
of chicken and spend $200 million on fireworks.
Happy birthday, America!
Six-year-old Oliver Davis, son of Costco
member Brandi Davis, wants to be a police
o;cer when he grows up. In the meantime,
“O;cer Oliver,” as he is known
in the Lenexa, Kansas, community, dons his uniform and
climbs aboard his miniature
police motorcycle to deliver
flowers, love and “tickets” for
“being too cute” to seniors
at local nursing homes
throughout the area.
“Because it makes
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Watch Oliver on
patrol. (See page
13 for details.)
FOOD AND MORE;DELIVERED
Busy times call for convenient measures. Thank goodness for
CostcoGrocery. The program has two delivery options: 2-Day
and Same-Day. The 2-Day option o;ers nonperishable foods
and household supplies delivered nationwide. The Same-Day
option o;ers delivery of groceries carried in your local Costco.
To learn more about delivery options to your area or to start
ordering food and other items, go to Costco.com and click on
“Grocery” at the top of the page.
To help keep your food safe on picnics this summer,
follow these tips from fightbac.org: • Take perishable
foods in the smallest quantity needed and keep food
in a cooler filled with ice or ice packs. • Keep your
cooler covered with a blanket or tarp. • Don’t let food
sit out for more than two hours—make that just one
hour on a day over 90 F.