Here’s a quick history tidbit. According to Wikipedia the first observance of Fathers Day took place on July 5, 1908. It was organized by Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton to celebrate the lives of the fathers who had been lost in mining disaster. On Sunday, June 19 we will continue the 103-year-old tradition of celebrating our Fathers. If you haven’t yet considered what you might get for that special dad, here are a few ideas to get you started. Old Town stores are outpouring with options from practical to unique.
With names like “Forever Cheddar Caramel”, “Dill Pickle,” “Bacon Cheddar,” and “Dark Chocolate Drizzel,” you can’t help but try Craving’s Gourmet Popcorn. You can take a walk around the store sampling the numerous different kinds of popcorn varieties. Old Town’s Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is a tasty and one-of-a kind gift to satisfy any Father appetite.
Stop in at Tallulah’s Folly which carries a variety of sauces from horse radish to BBQ and drink mixes such as McClure’s Bloody Mary mix Tallulah’s Folly is beginning to carry fudge and other candy products from the local East Lansing vender, How Sweet it is Fudge & Candy Company. All of these products are Michigan made and guaranteed to be loved by Dad. Mention this article when you stop in and receive 10% any and all of these products for Father’s Day!
Shopping for a grill master or one who is aspiring to be? Check out October Moon’s American Spoon grilling sauces with flavors such as Cherry BBQ, Apple Cider and Thai Orange BBQ. Passion for music? Their unique Putumayo Mixes are great summer CDs featuring sounds from Latin America, New Orleans, Italy, and France. If dad has a soft spot for sweets grab one of the Barefoot Contessa baking mixes or one of the many flavors of Vosges chocolate bars. October Moon also carries an entire line of men’s products by Mistral that include shave cream, body washes and soaps. For new dads check out Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag that duos as a handy laptop bag.
For more information on the businesses featured here, please visit www.iloveoldtown.org or call the Old Town Commercial Association office at 517.485.4283.