Did you know…Father’s Day was not invented by gift-card companies or by the retail industry.

Contrary to popular belief, Father’s Day was not invented by gift-card companies or by the retail industry. It was started by Sonora Smart-Dodd as a tribute to her father, William Smart, who brought up 6 children on his own after his wife died during childbirth in 1898.

When Dodd became an adult, she realized the strength and selflessness of her father in raising children as a single parent. She first proposed the idea of a day dedicated to fathers in 1909. The first Father’s Day was observed a year later on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. Finally in 1966, a presidential proclamation was signed by US President Lyndon Johnson declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

The Sport Croquet - For 4

The Sport Croquet - For 4

Vulcan BBQ Cooler

Beer Basket - Magnificent Seven

Beer Basket - Magnificent Seven

From Dads to step dads, from grandfathers to special uncles and for all that they do. Make

this Father’s Day June 19th special for them.