Friday, June 3, 2016

Father's Day

I lost my father back in 2002 suddenly without warning. It devastated our family. At the same time, I have two wonderful boys who never fail to lift my spirits on that day as well. So the holiday is bitter sweet to some extent. 

Father's Day was first observed in Spokane, Washington in 1910 in church.  Sonora Smart Dodd wanted to honor her father who was a single parent and raised 5 children on his own after hearing a sermon about honoring mothers the year before. Sonoro's father was also a civil war veteran.  After hearing a sermon at her church the year before about Mother's Day, she approached her pastor about a holiday honoring fathers. She wanted it celebrated on June 5th which was her father's birthday; however, the pastor of her church could not prepare a sermon in time so the holiday was suggested to be on the 3rd Sunday of June. 

Sonora Smart Dodd

Part of the tradition of Father's Day, just as with Mother's Day, is to give a gift to our fathers as a way of saying thank you for all they do for us. Needless to say, this is a big holiday for us here at Colorado BBQ Outfitters. 

One of the most popular items we sell is simply a gift certificate. Many let Dad decide what he would like for his grilling/smoking set up. 

Father's Day is June 19th this year. Plenty of time to stop in the store and stock up on some fun ideas for Dad this holiday! 

Dan M. 
Colorado BBQ Outfitters

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