Honoring Mother’s Day at Kirby Pines

Do you ever wonder why we do some of the things we do? Do we do them out of habit, honor, proclamation, or simply because someone said we need to do it? Well, observing Mother’s Day is a combination of all of the above.

Mother’s Day was first observed in 1907 at the request of Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, PA, who asked her church to hold a service in memory of all mothers on the anniversary of her own mother’s death. Two years later in 1909, Anna and some friends began a letter-writing campaign to create a Mother’s Day Observance. Their campaign was successful and in 1914, Congress passed legislation designating the Second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Some say the predecessor of Mother’s Day was the ancient spring festival dedicated to the Greek goddess Rhea and Roman goddess Cybele, known as the “Mothers of the Gods”. No matter when this day was first observed, Mother’s Day is a tradition everyone can celebrate at Kirby Pines.

So, make plans now to attend our Mother’s Day Cookout on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, May 8th The cookout is year will be smaller than in past years, yet a very enjoyable way to softly welcome the less restrictive measures now in effect. We will be serving grilled hot dogs, hamburgers and BBQ chicken, along with beans, potato salad and slaw. Cold watermelon, water and soft drinks. There will be activities for children and plenty of space for family members, as we use more of the grove area for spaced out tables and add a second tent for covered seating. More important though, it is a day filled with smiles, laughter, love for one another, and, above all, a day to honor our mothers.

Michael Escamilla,
Executive Director,
Kirby Pines