By 1812Blockhouse

June is the perfect month to celebrate fathers and fatherhood, and Mansfield is kicking off the festivities with a special event dedicated to dads. The “Picnic with Pop” event is set to take place on Saturday, June 8 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Gazebo in Central Park in downtown Mansfield. This event promises a fun-filled day with activities, food, and inspiring moments to honor the important role of fathers in our community.

Event Highlights

  • Welcome and Food (11:00 AM) Start the day with a warm welcome while enjoying delicious hamburgers and hotdogs. It’s a perfect opportunity to mingle and celebrate with fellow attendees.
  • TygerStyle Boxing Demonstration (11:30 AM) Witness an exciting boxing demonstration by TygerStyle Boxing. This demonstration will showcase skill and discipline, making it an engaging activity for all ages.
  • Guest Speaker: Mr. Kenneth Black, Warden RICI (12:00 PM) Be inspired by Mr. Kenneth Black, the Warden of RICI, as he shares his insights on fatherhood and the impact of paternal guidance in our society.
  • Raffle (12:30 PM) End the event with a thrilling raffle. Attendees will have the chance to win exciting prizes, adding a touch of excitement to the celebration.

Historical Context: Father’s Day

Father’s Day, taking place this year on June 16, is an annual celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Here’s a brief history of this cherished day:

  • Origins: The modern Father’s Day celebration was founded in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd in Spokane, Washington. Inspired by the Mother’s Day celebrations, Dodd wanted to honor her father, a Civil War veteran who raised six children as a single parent.
  • National Holiday: It became a permanent national holiday in the United States in 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed it into law, solidifying its importance and recognition.

Join the Celebration

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate fatherhood and create lasting memories with your family and the community. The “Picnic with Pop” is more than just an event; it’s a tribute to the dads who make a difference in our lives.

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