Tuesday, September 8, 2009

National Grandparents Day

National Grandparents Day is the first Sunday after Labor Day, which is September 13th this year. President Jimmy Carter proclaimed this celebration in 1978. Marion H. McQuade first championed the idea for this celebration and her descendants created a nonprofit organization, the National Grandparents Day Council. The organization website states:
"Our goals are to honor grandparents and to strengthen the bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Additionally, we strive to draw compassionate attention to the eldest of society's elderly--those in nursing homes.

Martha Barbis is the 2009 National Grandparent of the Year

Come join us at New River Library this Saturday, September 12th, from 2:00pm -4:00pm. We will be celebrating National Grandparent's Day by hosting an ice cream social. There will be Wii video games, craft activities for children and their grandparents, and you can make your own ice cream sundaes!

New River Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, Fl.33543
Phone: (813)788-6375

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