Celebrate Mom this Weekend at Lake of the Ozarks!
With Mother's day approaching it seems like a natural reaction to embrace the holiday and give back to women in our lives who have helped nurture us and shape our character. This Holiday did not come easy and it has definitely had its ups and downs!
The history of Mother's Day
Did you know that Mother’s Day was not embraced by the English Settlers that came to America? In fact, they did away with the tradition all together. Many believed that the celebration was discontinued, along with Christmas and Easter, because it conflicted with their conservative Puritan ideals.
Julia Ward Howe’s revived the Mother’s Day concept in 1870 after becoming increasingly disturbed by the continuing animosity among families after the Civil War. Her proclamation of 1870 called for a celebration to promote peace and motherhood. The city of Boston continued with the tradition until 1883; but once again Mother's Day went away. It wasn't until a West Virginia Woman's Club headed by Anne Reeves Jarvis reignited the holiday with a celebration to bring families together. This new (or renewed) celebration became known as "Mothers Friendship" Day on May 12th, 1907.
After the death of Jarvis in 1908, her daughter Anna M. Jarvis campaigned for an official day of celebration. She was eventually successful when the first official Mother’s Day celebration was held on May 10,1908 at Andrew’s Methodist Church of Grafton, West Virginia and a church in Philadelphia, PA. The US government would decline a proposal made in 1908 to establish a National Mother's Day holiday despite the fact that 46 states were holding Mother’s Day services. Anna Jarvis devoted her life to petitioning for support of Mother’s Day and was able to gain the World’s Sunday School Association to back her. This organization was instrumental in the National observance being signed by Woodrow Wilson in 1914 declaring the second Sunday in May as the national day to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Celebrate Mother's Day at the Lake of the Ozarks!
Mother’s day is a time to give back to that special “Mom” in your life – the Fran Campbell Team wants to wish all Mother's a Happy Mother's Day and hopes that you will take time out of your busy schedule to honor and thank Mom's for the special job they do.
Need some help with ideas of how to celebrate your mom?? Mother's Day Brunches have been a great tradition at the Lake of the Ozarks. Below are a few of the local restaurants offering a Mother's Day Brunch.
Camden on the Lake Resort 11am-3pm call for reservations 888.365.5620
Lodge of the Four Seasons – HK’s – 10am-4pm call for reservations recommended – 365.3000
Country Club Hotel and Spa – call for information and reservations 800.964.6698
Inn at the Grand Glaize – call for information and reservations 800.348.4731
Resort at Port Arrowhead Portside Restaurant and Lounge 573.365.2334
Tan-Tar-A Resort – call for information and reservations 800.826.8272