Children Can Make Gifts for Father’s Day at Golden Ocala
You wouldn’t think of calling the guy “the progenitor.” Who knows what might happen? If you’re a kid, you might get a swat; if you’re a teen, you might get a warning; if you’re an adult, you might get a blank stare.
So, what on earth is a progenitor? A progenitor is “a person or thing from which a person, animal or plant is descended or originates; an ancestor or parent.” But we’re talking about Father’ Day at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club. We dare not call it Progenitors Day.
Fathers are worth so much more than the mere tag “parent” implies. And that’s why we are celebrating Father’s Day at Golden Ocala with Kids Craft Night for members on June 9 at Knickers Patio. Children will make gifts for their fathers at the event hosted by Picasso’s Palette, a creative art studio in Ocala, Florida.
The event is 5 – 6 p.m. Make reservations by calling (352) 629-6229. Fee is $10 per child. Children who participate in the event will receive a free meal ticket.
Mother’s Day Inspires Father’s Day
The institution of Father’s Day found inspiration in Mother’s Day, according to History.com. Mother’s Day grew from the post-Civil War reconciliation campaigns of the 1860s when Ann Reeves Jarvis urged a divided West Virginia town to celebrate “Mother’s Work Days” that united mothers of soldiers from both the Union and the Confederate ranks. Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 “Mother’s Proclamation” declared a “general congress of women” to “promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, [and] the great and general interests of peace.”
Washington State’s governor declared the first Father’s Day on July 19, 1910. However, most fathers in the early 20th century scoffed at the idea of the holiday, deriding it as over commercialized and attempting to diminish fathers’ manliness. President Richard Nixon made Father’s Day a federal holiday in 1972 in the middle of a tough re-election battle.