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This Sunday, June 17th is Father’s Day – the perfect day to show Dad just how much you care and how much you appreciate him. It’s the day to have Dad relax, take it easy and truly just enjoy the day. A day to receive home – made cards from construction paper and presents he can wear, show off or use with pride. A day to spend with his family and friends and remember what is important in life.
But did you ever wonder when this tradition began, or who started it?
It really makes complete sense to have such a day (as we know how hard our Dad’s work), but who can Dad’s across the country, enjoying their day of honor, thank for this?
The idea of Father’s Day originated back in 1909 in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Louise Dodd and the first unofficial Father’s Day celebration was held there on June 19th, 1910. In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge was in favor of making a National Father’s Day, but it wasn’t until 1966 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the proclamation making the 3rd Sunday of June Father’s Day. Six years later, in 1972, President Richard Nixon made Father’s Day a national observance and so the tradition began.
We like to pay homage to our Fathers and give them a day away from the grill, so let us do the cooking for them! Celebrate with us and enjoy, alongside our regular menu items, Father’s Day Steak & Eggs – 6oz Tenderloin, 3 eggs cooked to order, hash browns and two pancakes. For dinner? A Dad’s Surf & Turf – 12oz NY Strip & Bourbon Glazed Shrimp Skewer, loaded baked potato & sautéed garden vegetables; served with garden salad or soup of the day and paired with Dad’s choice of beer.
We will also give away a round a golf for four at Foothills Golf Club, so Fathers drop your business card off at our host stand for a chance to win – you do not need to be present to win.
Father’s Day fun facts…The top gifts on Father’s Day are greeting cards, followed by neckties and the official flower of Father’s Day is the rose.