TRIBUTE TO DAD
This Sunday June 16th, our Nation celebrates Father’s Day. This day, first
celebrated in 1908, has had its share of controversy since it began. “A West
Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event explicitly in honor of fathers,
a Sunday sermon in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous
December’s explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah.
What many people don’t know is that the continuation of Father’s Day was
inspired by the story of a single Dad--also a Civil War Vet."
“William Jackson Smart was a twice-married, twice-widowed Civil War veteran and father of 14 children, one of whom dedicated her life to the creation of Father’s Day in honor of her devoted and selfless dad. She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and government officials to drum up support for her idea, and she was successful: Washington State celebrated the nation’s first statewide Father’s Day on June 19, 1910”; however Father’s Day was not declared a National Holiday until 1972. Since then, it is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June each year and families everywhere often rack their brains trying to figure out what to get Dad! Some choose the gift of “Time” spent with Dad, or helping with that long put-off home project. Others like to give gifts.
If you can’t be with Dad on Father’s Day, consider sending a gift basket of his favorite goodies, or if he’s a local sports fan, we have you covered there too! We would love to hear about what your Dad enjoys. If we can help, give us a call and we can put something together that your Dad will LOVE, and get it delivered to him ON Father’s Day!
Here are just a few ideas below:
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME BASKET
GO PACK SNACK BUCKET