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Oswego Masons to Host Father’s Day Breakfast

Make it a Family Event!

One hundred years old this year, Father’s Day originated thanks to the struggle and hard work of Ms. Sonora Louise Smart Dodd.

Ms. Dodd’s mother passed away while giving birth to Sonora. Growing up without a mother, Dodd questioned why there was a day to honor mothers, but not fathers during a Mother’s Day sermon one year.

Dodd’s father was a Civil War veteran and showed much affection for her.

Dodd felt fathers deserved a day of celebration because they also held an important role in a child’s life.

To promote the idea, Dodd traveled the streets of Spokane, Washington in a closed carriage with gifts to fathers whom were ‘shut in.’

As the first to solicit ideas, Dodd inspired other people to begin observing the day and honor their fathers.

Various presidents carried out celebrations, but the day never became a holiday until 1972 when President Nixon passed a proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June be an official national holiday.

Today, after gaining popularity through the years, Father’s Day is considered a valued holiday among families.

Individuals in many countries celebrate Father’s Day to thank and pay tribute their fathers. In addition to fathers; uncles, grandfathers, stepfathers or any other father-figure in a person’s life, are presented with a card and/or gift(s) for the day.

To honor your father this year, all families are invited to attend a Father’s Day breakfast, hosted by the Masonic Lodge of Oswego.

The meal will be served on Father’s Day; June 20, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Masonic Lodge, 765 E. Seneca St., Oswego.

An all you can eat breakfast of: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, milk, juice and coffee will be served.

Admission for the breakfast will be $8 per person, with children 5 and under free when accompanied by at least one paying member of the family.

As the lodge’s a gift to fathers that attend; they get to eat free, when accompanied by their son or daughter.