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Celebrate National Cotton Candy Day At Aquatic Center

on December 7, 2018 - 9:59am

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COUNTY News:

Today is National Cotton Candy Day and the community is invited to stop by the Aquatic Center for a sweet treat noon to 4 p.m. to and celebrate at the Walkup Aquatic Center 2760 Canyon Road.

Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton are credited for the invention of machine-spun cotton candy in 1897.

Dating all the way back to the 1400’s when it was first called spun sugar, cotton candy has been a favorite treat for young and old alike at carnivals, fairs and the circus. Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton are credited for the invention of machine-spun cotton candy in 1897.

Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton are credited for the invention of machine-spun cotton candy in 1897.

During the 18th century when cotton candy (spun sugar) was first recorded in Europe, it was very expensive and labor-intensive and generally was not available to the average person. It was after the invention of machine-spun cotton candy that it was introduced to a wide audience at the 1904 World’s Fair as Fairy Floss. People loved it and bought more than 68,000 boxes for 25 cents a box.

There are more than 1,500 national days: National Day Calendar.


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