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Father’s Day is just around the corner so there is no time like the present to start planning something fun to do with your dad.  This ID-10023418year Father’s Day falls on June 21st 2o15.

Like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day has a modern origin. The idea came to Mrs. John Dodd as she sat listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Her father, William Smart, had raised his children alone on his Washington farm after his wife died giving birth to their sixth child. Mrs. Dodd proposed to the Spokane Ministerial Association and the YMCA that they celebrate a “father’s day” on June 5, her father’s birthday. The idea received strong support, but the good ministers of Spokane asked that the day be changed to give them extra time to prepare sermons on the unexplored subject of fathers. The first Father’s Day was observed on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington, and soon other towns had their own celebrations. In spite of widespread support, Father’s Day did not become a permanent national holiday until 1972, when President Richard Nixon signed a law declaring that it be celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June.

Here are several fun idea’s to consider when you are planning your activities this Father’s Day:

  • Father’s Day At The Atlanta Zoo:  Bring Dad along for a wild time at the Zoo! On Sunday, June 15, 2014, Dad enjoys FREE admission with purchase of any full-price child’s (ages 3 to 11) or adult’s general admission ticket.
  • Atlanta Braves Vs. New York Mets:  Support the Atlanta Braves as they play the New York Mets during Heritage Weekend at Turner Field on June 19, 20 and 21!
  • Complimentary Pint For Dad’s at TAP:  All dads dining with their families get a complimentary pint all day long on Sunday for Father’s Day.
  • Father’s Day At The Aquarium:  Georgia Aquarium wants to treat all Dads with FREE admission* and special gifts on Sunday, June 21, 2015.

How will you celebrate Father’s Day 2015.

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