Well, the folks over at the "National Food Calendar" website have really come up with a doozie this time.

March 28 is "National Foods on a Stick Day."

Now, you would think that there wouldn't be many to fill out a gallery on this celebration.  But once we got to thinking, a lot of them popped into our heads.  Popsicle, definitely.  Lollipops, too.

But what would a Bloody Mary be without all of those juicy "extras" shoved on to a stick and sticking out from the drink?  Pickles, chicken, celery, tomatoes, lemons, bacon, you think of it and you can find it shooting out of an epic Bloody Mary.  And all on a stick.

How about shish kebobs.  Yes, we love them.  How about a fun fondue party?  Well, you can't do fondue without a stick.  We even found a restaurant that has a very unique and very fun dessert on their menu.  S'mores!  Make them right on your table with (as the menu says) your own "tableside campfire."

Of course any fair or carnival midway wouldn't be worth a dime without many foods on a stick.  And we found them.  Corn Dogs and Cotton Candy must use a million of those sticks all by themselves.

And stick around (pun intended) to the final post in this gallery.  Yes, we have found where all of these sticks are made.  And guess what?

Believe it or not they are made in Western New York State!  It's amazing.

Check it Out. We Can Help You Celebrate "Foods on a Stick Day" in Upstate New York

Believe it or not, there is actually a U.S. food holiday that celebrates "foods on a stick." Well, that one had us scratching our heads. But the more we looked into it, the more fun we had creating this gallery for you. Here are a bunch of different foods (and drinks) that just wouldn't exist without the lowly "stick."

And, stick to the end (pun intended) and I will tell you where all of these sticks are made.
You wont' believe it.

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

One-Room Schoolhouses Live on In Different Ways in Upstate New York

At one time there were literally hundreds of one-room schoolhouses across the Empire State. This was mandated so "no student had to walk more than one mile to school" according to early laws. Many are still in existence. Some are badly rundown but others live on as homes, museums, gift shops, and even vacation rentals. Here are nine beauties across Upstate New York

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio