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2017 Father’s Day Celebrations In Chicago

Chicago Illinois June 18 2017 : On June 19, 1910, a Father’s Day celebration was held at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, the civil war veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. Since then the celebration of Father’s Day has Globalized. Members of the Ghanaian Community in Chicago were not left out of Father’s Day celebration this year. And celebrate they did in a colorful, festive, joyous singing, dancing, even cheering in churches, Association meetings etc. .
“It’s so uplifting, I will start this in my church,” a congregant excitingly said that at the church of the Ghanaian Community of Chicago when all male attendees of the service were asked to say something to mark the day.
Members of the Ewe Association at their meeting also wished all the male members a happy Father’s Day and took a group picture in memory of the day and for the upcoming Ghanafest celebrations.
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