Happy Father’s Day from your friends at the Egg Harbor Lodge!
I always wonder who and how Father’s Day started. I was surprised to discover Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Smart Dodd. Its first celebration was on June 19, 1910. Sonora’s father was a Civil War veteran, a single parent who raised six children in Spokane. In 1909, after Sonora heard a sermon about Anna Jarvis’s Mother’s Day celebration at the Central Methodist Episcopal Church, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them too. Sonora first suggested June 5 her father’s birthday, but the church didn’t have enough time to prepare their sermons which shifted the date to the third Sunday in June.
Due Senora’s studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, promotion wasn’t very good and Father’s Day faded. It wasn’t until the 1930s when she returned to Spokane and started promoting it and raised it to a national level. Since 1938 she had the help of the Father’s Day Council, founded by the New York Associated Men’s Wear Retailers. By the mid’1980s the Father’s Council wrote that Father’s Day has become a Second Christmas for all men’s gift-oriented industries.
In 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official, that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States.
If you are looking to do something special for your special guy on Father’s Day, a trip to Door County just might be the ticket. The good news, we still have rooms available.
We always look forward to discovering what new businesses will join us each season. This season you can look forward to new food trucks, boutiques, coffee shops, fine art, a brewery and more.
Al Johnson’s Retail Shop located on Hwy. 42. Al Johnson’s expanded their retail shop located next to their outside beer garden.
Golden Acupuncture Proprietor Mackenzie Schneider is a acupuncturist, herbalist and yoga instructor.
Black Bird Bake Shop located on North Highland Road. Serving custom cakes and pastieres.
Fat Belly located off North Highland Road. Serving burritos and bowls.
The Filling Station at Husbys located at 10641 Bay Shore Road. An extension of Husby’s Garage Bar that serves frozen drinks.
Zero Sum located at 10578 Country Walk Drive. Featuring fresh fruit smoothies, S’Good waffles, muffins and local Isley Coffee.
Wally’s Weenie Wagon located on Hwy. 57. Serving Chicago-style hot dogs, gyros and Italian sausages.
Simply Cuban located on Hwy 57 in the Floridian Parking lot. Serving fresh tasty Cuban dishes.
Willow Clothing located at 8085 Hwy. 57. Featuring men and women’s clothing and accessories.
Chives Food Truck and Cocktail Bar located on Hwy. 57. Chive’s food trucks are parked next to their signature restaurant.
Bridge Up Brewing Company located at 129 North Madison Avenue. This new brewery is downstairs from Sonny’s Pizza offering some really good beer.
Caplan Studio Vault located at 108 South Madison Avenue. Featuring fine art photography and bracelets.
Door County Trolley located at 129 North Madison Avenue. A fourteen passenger pedal trolley available for parties and public tours.
Kim’s Boutique located at 1433 Egg Harbor Road. Featuring clothing, jewelry and more.
Market Place By Bliss located at 58 North 3rd Avenue. Bliss will move from Jefferson Street to their new home, the former Yonker’s Store this fall. Bliss features home furnishings and more.
Bangkok Asian Takeout located on Hwy. 42. Fresh Asian takeout from Mojo’s in Egg Harbor until their new location is available in Juddville. Bangkok Asian Takeout will eventually be located in the Villaggios building in Juddville.
Villaggios located on Hwy. 42 in the old Trio Restaurant. Villaggios will move to it’s new location in 2021. Featuring Italian food.
Prince of Pierogl located at 9922 Water Street. Serving Pierogis, Polish Sausage, Hunter’s Stew and more.
Visit Kitty O’Reillys Irish Pub to experience good food and their updated outside dining and Kabana bar. Listen to live music every weekend June – August. Kitty O’Reillys is located on the Historic West side of Sturgeon Bay within walking distance from the marina and boutique shops. They offer a large selection of domestic, craft, and imported beers, premium liquors, and wines.