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Colorado “Parents of the Year” AWARD

July 07, 2008 By: Kari Category: General No Comments →

This morning George and I received the following email announcement. It’s quite an honor and we basically are speechless.

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Grossman,

Congratulations! We are pleased to announce that you have been selected as ‘Colorado Parents of the Year’ and will be receiving a special award at our 15th Annual Colorado National Parents Day Celebration and Awards Banquet on Sunday, July 13, 2008 at the Palace Chinese Restaurant, 6265 E. Evans Ave., in Denver, Colorado. This program is our way of saying “Thank you” to Colorado parents for their often unrecognized efforts in contributing to the character of our children, the stability of our homes and the well-being of our society. You were nominated for this award by Molly Hampton and Jessica Davis.

Parents Day was enacted into law by a unanimous vote of the U.S. Congress in 1994 and signed by then President Bill Clinton. According to the Congressional Resolution, Parents Day is to be celebrated on the fourth Sunday of every July for the purpose of “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.”

We will be presenting “Parents of Excellence” awards to exemplary parents from many of our Colorado communities. Parents who have been married for more than 50 years will receive special awards as “Marriage Heroes”. Their example of commitment is so very important to the youth of today.

Every year our Parents’ Day Selection Committee selects one couple from among those nominated statewide to receive the designation as “Colorado Parents of the Year”. We are very pleased to have your couple as this year’s awardees. We would like to ask you to share a brief testimony at the event (15-20 minutes).

You and you children will be our guests of honor at this event. The banquet is sponsored by the American Family Coalition, one of many groups commemorating this special holiday each year. The program includes a banquet meal. Registration begins at 5:00 pm. The program will run from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Your presence at the banquet will help us to lift up the centrality of parenthood for the families of our community and state. Please help make this day a special one for your couple, your family and ultimately, for all parents in Colorado.

Thank you for your shining example!


Rev. Peggy Yujiri, Chair
Colorado Parents Day Council