As part of The Bell Towers proud community program, they will be offering FREE admission for all Fathers, Dads, el Padre’s, Cha, Pere, Vater, and Papa’s on Father’s Day, Sunday 3 September 2017.
Founded more than 100 years ago in Spokane Washington by Sonora Smart Dodd (often referred to as the “Mother of Father’s Day”), this special day is now celebrated from Antigua to Zimbabwe in over 50 countries around the world, including Western Australia.
When 16 year-old Sonora’s mother died in 1898, her Father William Jackson Smart was left to raise Sonora and her five younger brothers on a remote farm in Eastern Washington. Sonora had deep respect and admiration for her Father and in 1909 when she heard a Mother’s Day sermon at her local church; she was inspired to propose that Father’s receive equal recognition.
The first Father’s Day was celebrated in 1910 in Spokane, but it was years the day gained national prominence. In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge recognized Father’s Day and urged the states to do likewise. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a proclamation calling for the third Sunday in June to be recognized as Father’s Day. In 1972 President Richard M. Nixon signed a proclamation permanently observing Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June. The day is now celebrated on different dates around the world.
In WA, to celebrate and honour father’s, fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of Father’s in society, The Bell Tower will welcome all Fathers on their special day by offering them FREE ENTRY and the chance to win a great prize.
WHAT: Father’s Day 2017 – FREE ENTRY
WHERE: The Bell Tower, Barrack Square, Perth
WHEN: Sunday 3 September, 10.00am to 3.30pm
Just because our Fathers are so special, every Dad who visits the Tower 7 September 2017 will go in the draw to win a family voucher (2 adults & 2 children) for a 90-minute Segway Tour*, valued at $439.00.
Father’s Day celebration 2017 is a Bell Tower Community Program event.
The Bell Tower – Home of the Swan Bells
Barrack Square, Riverside Drive, Perth