Northern News : August 31st 2011
10 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 31, 2011 Advertising Feature Spoil your Dad on Fathers Day 4th September DAD 3 Meridian Building Kerikeri Phone 407 7172 Grant's Whisky SKYY Vodka Gordon's Gin PURCHASE 2 BOTTLES OF JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK 700ML AND RECEIVE A FREE OVERNIGHT BAG Jim Beam & Cola 10 x 330ml cans 5% Alc/Vol Appleton Es tate V/X rum JÄGERMEISTER Steinlager pure 12 x 330ml bottle Includes Jim Beam Bourbon 1125ml Jim Beam Black Bourbon 1 litre Steinlager Classic 18 x 330ml bottles Heineken 12 x 330ml bottles Tui 15 x 330ml Bottles Export Gold 15 x 330ml Bottles Vodka Cruiser Range 12 x 275ml Bottles 5% Alc/Vol Woodstock & Cola 12 x 330ml bottles 5% Alc/Vol Wild Moose Range 12 x 330ml Bottles 5% Alc/Vol Pepperjack Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay Brancott Reserve Still & Sparkling Range Selection of range varies by location. Advertisement Memoirs -- a classy store for gifts, souvenirs and homewares -- has opened in Kawakawa. Owners Katrina and An- drea Scopas opened their doors to the public last week. After relocating from Auckland to the Far North, Katrina wanted to use her customer service skills in a business of their own, and Kawakawa was their town of choice. Katrina said it had been a hard road to get the store up to the standard she and her husband wanted, as a professional appearance was high on their agenda. Stepping inside, it's im- mediately obvious that the owners have achieved both professionalism and perfection. There's a wide range of quality gifts, sou- venirs and homeware -- all beautifully presented -- and available for that special occasion. Katrina says that an inte- gral part of being success- ful is having exceptional customer service and quality products at afford- able prices. "It's our promise that there is something in our shop for everyone in Kawakawa and we cater for the many tourists who come through the town- ship too," she says. "I even offer free gift wrapping to customers who are buying something for that very special occa- sion like birthdays, 21sts, weddings, engagements and much more. It's a little something extra to say thank you for shopping at Memoirs, and especially for supporting a local busi- ness in Kawakawa." Katrina says customers are welcome to visit and browse at leisure. Memoirs Gifts, souvenirs, homewares 53 Gillies Street, Kawakawa • (09) 404 0962 The history of Father's Day Dad time: Father's Day is on Sunday. Father's Day is a cele- bration of fathers in- augurated in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting. Father's Day is cele- brated on a variety of dates worldwide and typically involves gift- giving, special dinners and family-oriented activities. The first observance of Father's Day took place in Fairmont, West Virgi- nia, on July 5, 1908. It was organised by Mrs Grace Golden Clay- ton who wanted to cel- ebrate the lives of the 210 fathers who had been lost in the Monon- gah mining disaster in West Virginia in December, 1907. It is possible that Clayton was influenced by the first celebration of Mother's Day that same year, just a few miles away. Clayton chose the Sunday nearest to the birthday of her recently deceased father. Unfortunately the day was overshadowed by other events in the city. West Virginia did not officially register the hol- iday and it was not cel- ebrated again. Instead, credit for Father's Day went to Sonora Dodd from Spo- kane who invented inde- pendently her own cele- bration of Father's Day two years later, also influenced by Jarvis' Mother's Day. Clayton's celebration was forgotten until 1972 when one of the at- tendants to the cele- bration saw Nixon's proc- lamation of Father's Day and worked to recover its legacy. After repeated at- tempts -- from 1913 to the 1960s -- President Lyndon Johnson issued, in 1966, the first presi- dential proclamation honouring fathers, des- ignating the third Sun- day in June as Father's Day in the United States. Six years later the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law.
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