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What is Sweetest Day?  A definition essay Laura Ptak ENG 110 College Writing II Mary Louise Hill October 24, 2007
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When asked about Sweetest Day, many people usually give a puzzled look and  say “What? What day? When is that?” Then after a little explaining, they answer, “it’s  just a stupid Hallmark holiday.” I as a Buffalonian do not believe this. Sweetest Day was  created for orphans and others who normally do not have people there to care for them.  It is celebrated on the third Saturday in October. Contrary to popular belief, Sweetest Day was not created by Hallmark. In roughly  1922, a confectionary worker in Cleveland, Ohio decided he wanted to help  acknowledge all those people who usually feel forgotten or neglected, and let them  know that they aren’t forgotten and people care about them. So Herbert Birch Kingston  got support from his candy company, and he began handing out little treats to people of  the neighborhood. The next year, the whole company got behind his effort and  continued to give out over 10,000 boxes of chocolates to local charities (Sweetest).  It  spread out even farther to include orphans, the elderly, even newsboys received  chocolates on Sweetest Day to show that people were thankful for the service they  provided.  Apparently people liked the idea because the following year, it slowly began to 
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