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Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter Receives 2023 Best of Cartersville Award

CARTERSVILLE October 4, 2023 -- Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter has been selected for the 2023 Best of Cartersville Award in the Homeless Shelter category by the Cartersville Award Program.

Each year, the Cartersville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Cartersville area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2023 Cartersville Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Cartersville Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Cartersville Award Program

The Cartersville Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Cartersville area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Cartersville Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Cartersville Award Program

Cartersville Award Program

July is National Hot Dog Month

The month of July is full of great things: Independence Day, baseball and… hot dogs. In fact, July is recognized as National Hot Dog Month. That’s right, the little sausage has an entire month dedicated to its celebration.

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC), peak hot dog consumption season is between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. That’s 818 hot dogs consumed every second. In 2015, more than $2.5 billion was spent in U.S. supermarkets, and this season alone ballparks are expected to sell 18.5 million hot dogs. That’s a lot of sausages!

So, in celebration of National Hot Dog Month, now is the time for all of your ever-pressing sausage questions to be answered. Let’s get started.


When did the hot dog originate?

While sausage itself dates back as far as 9th Century B.C., the frankfurter hot dog we know and love was developed in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, in 1487. However, the North American hot dog and bun gained popularity in 1871, when a German baker named Charles Feltman opened up the first Coney Island hot dog stand.


What are hot dogs made of?

You can buy all different kinds of hot dogs, from the cheap hot dogs you remember from your youth, to the better quality all-beef dogs they often serve at ball games. What it really comes down to is this: do you really want to know the answer to that question? Just know they’re delicious and that’s all that matters.


Why hot dogs and baseball?

In 1893, sausages become standard fare at baseball parks across the United States. The relationship is believed to have been started by German immigrant Chris Von de Ahe, who owned a St. Louis bar and the St. Louis Browns major league baseball team. 

Today, sausages are a fan favorite at baseball stadiums, with 63% of fans saying that hot dogs are the one ballpark food they could not live without.


What should I put on my hot dog?

In a recent survey, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council found that mustard is the most common condiment to put atop a sausage, with 71% of American hot dog eaters claiming it as their favorite. Ketchup was a close second, though, coming in at 52%.

If you’re feeling more adventurous in your hot dog toppings, try out some of these NHDSC unique ballpark creations.

  • Atlanta Braves—The Everything Dog (T.E.D.). A foot-long hot dog, topped with fries, chili, nacho chips, beer cheese and jalapeños. Followed by barbecue sauce infused with Coca-Cola and served on a hot pretzel bun.
  • Texas Rangers—Texas Taco Dog. A fresh hot dog bun filled with a crispy taco shell encompassing a delicious sausage, topped with iceberg lettuce, shredded cheese and fresh pico de gallo.
  • Cleveland Indians—Slider Dog. A classic hot dog adorned by macaroni and cheese, bacon and of course, froot loops.


For even more interesting hot dog treats and facts, check out information provided by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. And go out and celebrate National Hot Dog Month in the best way possible—with a delicious American favorite.

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