Marvin Washington of Fate named YMCA Father of the Year

Marvin Washington of Fate named YMCA Father of the Year

ROCKWALL, TX (June 16, 2022)Each June we celebrate Father’s Day, BUT did you know Father’s Day started at the YMCA? Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Louis Smart Dodd, daughter of a single father who served in the Civil War. Her father was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd’s mother) died in childbirth with their […]

Larry Barrentine named Rockwall YMCA’s Father of the Year

Larry Barrentine named Rockwall YMCA’s Father of the Year

ROCKWALL, TX (June 19, 2021) Each June we celebrate Father’s Day, BUT did you know Father’s Day started at the YMCA? Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Louis Smart Dodd, the daughter of a single father who served in the Civil War. Her father was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd’s mother) died in childbirth […]

Local Dad Honored as Father of the Year

Local Dad Honored as Father of the Year

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 14, 2019) Ruben Flores, devoted father of three and member of the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, was named 2019 Father of Year during a recent celebration at Dave and Buster’s in Dallas. He was among several Dallas area dads to earn this title from within their respective local community. The YMCA […]

Rockwall dad honored as YMCA Father of the Year

Rockwall dad honored as YMCA Father of the Year

(Rockwall) June 21, 2013 – Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Louis Smart Dodd, the daughter of a single father who served in the Civil War. Her father was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd’s mother) died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children […]

Rockwall Crossing Orthodontics: Your ticket to a beautiful, healthy smile

(Rockwall) October 22, 2012 – When it comes to creating beautiful, healthy smiles, Rockwall Crossing Orthodontics has a history of putting patients on the right track. In fact, for Dr. Bart Miller, serving the Rockwall community is a long-standing family tradition – one that goes beyond restoring smiles, to preserving local history as well. Miles of Smiles Dr. Bart’s […]

YMCA honors Lake Highlands branch Father of the Year

YMCA honors Lake Highlands branch Father of the Year

(Lake Highlands) Louis Smart Dodd created Father’s Day in its present form at a meeting at the Spokane Washington YMCA in 1909.  The YMCA and the Spokane Minister’s Alliance swiftly endorsed the idea and helped it spread, holding the first ever Father’s Day celebration on June 10, 1910. In celebration of Father’s Day, the YMCA […]

Rockwall YMCA recognizes Father of the Year

Rockwall YMCA recognizes Father of the Year

No matter how you choose to celebrate Father’s Day, you can thank a woman named Sonora Louise Smart Dodd for the tradition. Father’s Day history begins with this resident of Spokane,Washington. She was the oldest of six children who were raised by their father, Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, after their mother died during […]