Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss has proclaimed July 18, 2017, and every July 18 henceforth, as “Father Daughter Day” in Grand Rapids. Citing the benefits an active and involved father, Mayor Bliss designated the day a time for all fathers to spend time with their daughters.
We are hosting a special Daddy Daughter Time Play Day event at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum on Tuesday, July 18 from 6-8 p.m. The event will include admission to the museum, free food and drink, puppet shows from Kevin Kammeraad, prince and princess characters, face painting, and more. Pre-registration is requested.
“I encourage all of our citizens to join me in making this a wonderful community celebration of family,” Bliss stated in the proclamation.
Jana Hoglund, Daddy Daughter Time’s Vice President, elaborated on the focus of the father/daughter relationship. “Research has shown that teen pregnancy rates, suicide, and drug use is reduced while positive body image, test scores, and graduation rates go up when a father is actively involved in his daughter’s life” Hoglund said. “These are just a few of the reasons we do what we do.”
Thanks to support from Daddy Daughter Time’s title sponsor BISSELL, admission to the event will be a low $10 per person and is open to all fathers and daughters in West Michigan to attend.
This and all Daddy Daughter Time events are free to members of the organization. Memberships offer one event every month, at-home activities, giveaways, and more for $99 per year for one daughter and $129 per year for dads with more than one daughter making it an incredibly affordable option. Previous events have included hay rides, snow tubing, horseback rides, hair braiding events, and more throughout the year.