What do the numbers 223,898 … 1,093 … and 82 have in common?
I’ll give you a moment while the “Jeopardy” theme song plays in your head.
The answer: in order, they are the patent filing number for Thomas Edison’s landmark light bulb issued in 1880 … the number of U.S. patents he held … and the amount of years the annual Edison Festival of Light has celebrated the remarkable achievements of our most famous winter resident.
Since its start in 1938, the festival has only grown and now features a week-long list of events, including today’s STEMtastic Day of Discovery where kids and families can enjoy hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. It’s a fun and free way to inspire the next generation of innovators.
The festival is capped off, as always, by the two-hour Grand Parade extravaganza next Saturday, February 15th, billed as the largest night parade in the Southeast U.S.
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