Grandparents Day was first officially recognized in 1978, when President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day.
Since schools are closed on Sundays, they choose various days to celebrate the day at different times according to the schools’ schedules.
Gibbs Elementary celebrated Grandparents Day for three days last week with over 1200 visitors coming to share lunch with their grandchild or grandchildren. The families had an opportunity to have their photo taken at one of the photo booths set up to commemorate this special event.
Angie Harrod, grandmother to Ben Harrod, praised the festivities, “A big thank you to Gibbs Elementary for a wonderful Grandparents Day! Grangie and Ben had another great lunch together and more importantly we made new memories.”
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