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Tree planting at Grant Elementary today

Spokane Father's Day Centennial Celebration Committee is planting a tree today at Grant Elementary School at 2:30 p.m. Grant is located at 1300 E. Ninth Avenue and was chosen as a tree planting site because of its connection to Sonora Smart Dodd, the Spokane woman who founded Father's Day. Her son, Jack Dodd, went to Grant from 1915 to 1922. Dodd's house is located in the South Perry Neighborhood.

Today's ceremony starts at 2 p.m. with a program inside the school.

Father's Day was held for the first time in Spokane on June 19, 1910 - for more information about this year's centennial celebration go to

Pia Hallenberg covers everything going on in the South Perry neighborhood, where she lives.