It was a special day at Barbourville HRC, more special than usual. Residents and staff got together for a luau party in celebration of Father’s Day. There was a Tiki Hut, grass skirts and pineapple juice. Staff wouldn’t allow for a real pig roast so just pulled pork, burgers and hot dogs would have to suffice.

Everyone sat around, chatting and enjoying the family visits they got from family. They told of stories about their own parents and stories of being parents. At times, it was as if someone was cutting onions. But, with all sentiment aside, everyone enjoyed the festivities and the gorgeous weather.

A fun fact for the history of the cherished Father’s Day holiday, it was started by Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman who along with her five siblings, were raised by their father. She wanted an official equivalent to Mother’s Day. And on June 19, 1910, she¬† gathered enough support to get Washington State to recognize the holiday.