Contrary to popular belief, the first Father's Day actually took place in Fairmont, WV on July 5, 1908. It was organized by Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton, who wanted to celebrate the lives of the 210 fathers who had been lost in the Monongah Mining Disaster.
Unfortunately, the day was overshadowed by other events in the city and West Virginia did not officially register the holiday. The credit went to Sonora Dodd, who organized the first Father's day in Spokane, WA on June 19, 1910. It was later made an official holiday by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966.
Father's Day is a celebration honoring all fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in many countries and on other days elsewhere. This year, 2011, it falls on Sunday, June 19.
Is it too soon to start planning that very special gift? I don't think so. The following is an idea which many people believe to be reserved for Mother's day alone: Flowers!
Many people believe that flowers and plants are just for Moms, but they couldn't be more wrong! Dads love the outdoors too, and wouldn't your dad be pleasantly surprised by an "Out of the Woods" flower basket delivered right to his door?
There are a handful of wonderful florists situated right here in Woonsocket, many of whom will deliver plants, flowers, and baskets locally at no extra charge. For great Father’s Day gift ideas, you can visit local florists online, or in person. Several of the shops - like NYS, Bileau's, and Fontana's- are located right on Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket.
, is currently offering delightful floral bouquets, goody baskets, and fruit baskets especially for Dad, and take flower orders online 24-hours a day. is offering a special Father's Day Bouquet, and also a Salty Snack Basket to go along with his favorite beverage. , located at 1300 Park Ave., is offering a variety of hanging plants and colorful floral arrangements, and will create a personal stunning floral tribute specifically for that special man.
Flowers aren’t just for Mother’s Day anymore. Surprise Dad with a Father’s Day gift that will brighten his whole week!