I hope everyone had a chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful weekend. A sense of pride could be felt as one walked between the avenue of flags at the cemetery on Memorial Day.
Holidays are a great time to get together with family and share stories, laugh, play games and just relax. As we enter the month of June we have the opportunity to display the American Flag once more. June 14 is Flag Day. It is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation.....one nation, under God, indivisible. Our flag has a proud and glorious history. It was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans. Many people have died protecting it. It even stands proudly on the surface of the moon. So raise the flag today and every day with pride!
Another special holiday in June is Father's Day. No matter how you choose to celebrate Father's Day, you can thank a woman named Sonora Louise Smart Dodd for the tradition. She was the oldest of six children who were raised by their father after their mother died during childbirth. Listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909, Sonora made up her mind to establish a day to honor fathers.
In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge recommended that the third Sunday in June be set aside for a national holiday. Father's Day became an official national holiday in 1972 during President Richard Nixon's term. Don't forget to mark your calendars and let dad know how much he means to you.
Be sure to mark your calendars for some fun and adventure at the Cherokee Public Library.
MAKE A SPLASH --- READ is the theme for the summer reading program.
The Bassmeister (Curt Strutz), sponsored by Friends of the Library, will be doing a show as a "prequel" to the library's summer reading program on Thursday, June 3 at the Cherokee Community Center. Join us at 10 a.m. for an hour of fishing comedy and entertainment for all ages!
"Pockets Full of Fun" with Lisa Laird and friends, sponsored with a gift from Ann Gordon and Tony Startt, will once again kick-off our summer reading program on Friday, July 2 from 10:30 -- 11:30 a.m. at the Sanford Museum. There will be puppets, magic, and music to be enjoyed by all.
Our summer reading program will offer programs on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for pre-school -- 2 grade children and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. we will offer programs for 3 -- 6 grade children. Each week has a special theme about water. The theme for July 6 and 8 is "Oceans of Fun." July 13 and 15's theme is "High Sea Adventures", and July 20 and 22's theme is "Splish Splash Summer". We will have special guests each week who will share their creative side with us.
Family Night will be Thursday, July 15 from 6:30 -- 7:30 with storyteller Indian Bones and Draco the Dragon at the Cherokee Community Center. Sponsors arePaul and Marilyn Cedar.
The finale will be a swimming party at the Bacon Aquatic Center on July 27.
If you have any questions please call the library at 225-3498.