Father’s Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June in many parts of the world. The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Having been raised by her father, Henry Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora’s father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.
In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. President Nixon, in 1972, established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father’s Day was born as a token of love and gratitude that a daughter cherishes for her beloved father.
There are an estimated 70 million father’s in the United States and the most common Father’s Day gifts include ties, sporting items, electronic gadgets, outdoor cooking supplies and tools. The most frequent celebrations of Father’s Day include a family cookout, but if you’d prefer to take Dad out here are some deals just for Dad:
Treat Dad this Sunday to a great Lasagne or Spaghetti & Meatballs meal at Spaghetti Warehouse! While you are there, take a photo and upload it to our 40th Anniversary Photo Wall and get a chance to win. We are giving away over $10,000 in free food, gift cards and cash prizes. Plus, dads born in 1972 get a FREE brownie sundae!
LaRosa’s Pizzeria is offering dad’s a free calzone all day long on
Sunday, June 17th at any of these locations:
Beavercreek- 2453 Esquire Drive
Kettering – 2801 Wilmington Pike
Centerville – 291 East Alex Bell Road
Hujber Heights – 7375 Old Troy Pike
Quizno’s is letting Dad’s eat free for Father’s Day when you purchase a Q kidz club sub and print the couponat this link
Beef O’Brady’s will treat Dad to a free meal (valued up to $10) with the purchase of another meal of equal or greater value. Valid at either Dayton location:
Centerville – 953 South Main Street
Beavercreek – 3347 Seajay Drive in Beavercrek
Denny’s wants you to send a Father’s Day e-Card and you’ll both receive a coupon for a free Pancake Puppies Sundae when you purchase an entrée.
Know of other deals, feel free to add them in the comment section below.