Dads Get Special Day in August, Too

Originally published in print and online at The Auburn Journal August 23, 2009

Dads see special day in August, too - Aug. 24 copy

Though June has passed, the Auburn community isn’t finished celebrating Father’s Day.

On Friday, residents gathered at The Arts Building to recognize local fathers and raise funds for Golden Sierra Life Skills, an Auburn nonprofit corporation devoted to teaching parents and children to maintain a healthy family lifestyle.

Many of the group’s programs focus on male involvement in childrearing, making the 100th anniversary of the recognition of Father’s Day the perfect opportunity for a fundraiser.

Tom Grayson, founder and executive director of Golden Sierra Life Skills, explained that the event was held in August because June and July were busy months for Auburn. They decided to postpone their Father’s Day to ensure that the fundraiser would get the community’s full attention…

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