President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, declared that the Sunday after Labor Day would be know as National Grandparent's Day. The founder of the idea was a woman from West Virginia who wanted the public to do something about the many lonely, elderly patients in nursing homes.

Fast forward a few years, and we continue to recognize the importance of Grandparent's in our lives. This Saturday is National Grandparent's Day and to celebrate the Dutchess County SPCA will hold a Family and Grandparent's Day at their facility at 636 Violet Avenue in Hyde Park from noon until 4.

Boys Kissing a Dog

Everyone is invited to attend. You and your family can take a tour and visit all of those cuddly and adorable animals. Plus, if you haven't been to the Dutchess County SPCA in awhile, you'll be impressed with their facilities. You and your family can also do some easy, craft projects for pets, play indoor games, and have we mentioned visiting all of the sweet animals that are hoping to be adopted?

Admission is free with a small donation fee for hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and drinks. There will also be a jumpy castle on hand for the kids for a small donation.

Come on out and celebrate National Grandparent's Day and help out the Dutchess County SPCA. Who knows, maybe you'll bring a new member of the family home.



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