12 December 2012

Happy National Poinsettia Day!

December 12  commemorates the poinsettia — the most popular holiday plant, which is indigenous to Mexico and Central America. December 12 has been officially designated by the U.S. Congress as National Poinsettia Day in honor of the first Ambassador to the new Republic of Mexico, Joel Poinsett of South Carolina, as well as of American businessman, Paul Ecke Jr., who later successfully marketed the poinsettia worldwide. 

Reminder:  The Library system will be closed Dec. 24th and Dec. 25th.  The BDC Research Room will be open 10 am - Noon; and 1 - 5 pm Dec. 26th, Dec. 27th, and Dec. 28th. 

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