Our flag was still there.
May we never forget.
Our flag was still there.
May we never forget.
In anticipation of this weekend`s ‘Tour De Donut’ in Arcanum, Ohio a local pop up shop will be opening and teaming up with area small businesses to serve good coffee and with a great cause.
Pauline Cates and Mandy Flatter are known in Arcanum as passionate small business owners. Both have been advocates of supporting small business and adding energy to downtown Arcanum. This weekend, the Mother-Daughter duo will be setting up shop with their “Peddling Coffee Shop” during the popular bike race ‘Tour De Donut.’
“The Peddling Coffee Shop” will feature many items that include coffee, water, sports drinks, snacks, bakery food, clothing, jewelry, decorative items and items from their own businesses ‘Re-Threads’ and ‘A Basket Full of Cherries.‘ The event is expected to bring over 2,000 bike riders and families to downtown Arcanum this weekend.
Coffee with a Cause
The “Peddling Coffee Shop” has the support of many Arcanum-based small businesses with a prize raffle for a cause. Many items have been donated by the businesses in the list below for simultaneous prize drawings. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to support The Arcanum Early Learning Center. Tickets for raffle entries start at just $2.00.
The shop is located at 104 North Main St. in Arcanum. The pop up will be open during all ‘Tour De Donut’ activities starting at 5:00 PM Friday evening.
What is the Tour De Donut?
The Tour De Donut is a unique bicycle event where the ability to eat donuts is just as importance as the rider`s ability to ride their bicycle fast. It is a 30 mile course that features donut stops. For each donut a rider eats, it subtracts 5 minutes from their ride time. The event features many awards such as most donuts eaten, best time, and best costume. It is truly a unique experience.
Joining the Cause
A section dedicated to USA made clothing items from All American Clothing Co. will be featured in “The Peddling Coffee Shop.” Proceeds from each item sold will also be donated to The Arcanum Early Learning Center.
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Labor Day Legislation
Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.
Founder of Labor Day
More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.
Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”
But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.
The First Labor Day
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.
A Nationwide Holiday
The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.
The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.
Okay, we get asked this question ALOT. I am going to do my best to answer this as clean and as professional as I can.
I was recently asked the ‘what is a gusset?’ question by my future father in law and let me tell you, it was so difficult to explain cleanly that I eventually resorted to pointing at my crotch in my All American Jeans and said ‘That is a gusset! It gives you more room and comfort!’ If you were not there for the show, I apologize. You will have to receive the proper definiton here.
A gusset is a diamond shaped piece of denim sewn into the crotch of our USA Made jeans. This eliminates 4 seams coming together in one place. We sew this ‘gusset’to help disperse stress around the crotch area to create a more comfortable fit and provide freedom of movement. Blue collar workers such as a roofers, plumbers, and farmers typically enjoy the extra space our gusset provides. When having to crouch down and work on your knees, a gusset keeps you out of a pinch.
When it comes to our American Made Jeans it is all about COMFORT! Don’t believe us?? Try a pair….If you aren’t 100% satisfied you can return your jeans within 90 days for a refund or exchange.
‘The Routine.’ It is a daily process that allows you to showcase your passion for buying American Made and it`s as simple as waking up and brushing your teeth. ‘The Routine’ is the best way to support American jobs every day and you don’t even have to buy American each day to do so. All you need is a little sunrise, an alarm clock, and just a few USA Made clothing items from All American Clothing Co.
Please check out ‘The Routine.’ It CAN help support and create American jobs everyday!
Step 1: Wake up. Hit the snooze button. Go back to bed just for a minute.
Step 2: Wake up again. Get out of bed.
Step 3: Brush your teeth. Take a shower.
Step 4: Dry off. Get changed. Put your All American Jeans on one leg at a time as you get dressed.
Step 5: Eat some breakfast. Go to work or hobby.
Step 6: Have an ‘All American’ Day while showcasing your jeans made in USA!
In ‘The Routine’ folks can support American jobs by putting on their All American jeans on one leg at a time, each day at a time. It`s as simple as that!
Why? Because All American Jeans are 100% made in the USA. They have been supporting and creating thousands of jobs in America for many years, including over 12,000 American farmers that are supported within traceability technology alone. All American jeans have long lasting quality and surprisingly cost consumers around $50. Now if every American spent just $50 on a pair of All American jeans it would generate over $15 Billion that stays in the American economy. Think of the thousands of jobs that number alone will create right here at home.
America needs jobs. ‘The Routine’ is a simple way to support jobs and do something about it.
July, 9 2013
We’re excited to announce our collaboration on a new interactive feature with Larry King and Larry King Now fans. Now you can help pick Larry King‘s next guest!
You could win free stuff just for participating including a $25 gift certificate from July`s official #BookEmLarry sponsor All American Clothing Co.!
Click here to learn more: http://on.ora.tv/14QjM1k