573 Father's Day Guide

Father’s Day is just around the corner. It’s so close you can almost smell the barbecue and hear the familiar deep throated chuckle that follows all the dad jokes that are surely coming. A day of family fun, yard work, car washing, and quietly tiptoeing through the house while dad naps in the recliner...We all have our own ways to celebrate fatherhood and honor the provider of our household. But how did this internationally recognized holiday begin?

Finding ways to impress and delight dad today can be tough. Here in the 573, there’s a million and one things you can do to make his day extra special.

According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, Father’s Day got its start by being celebrated in the Catholic countries of Europe on March 19th as Saint Joseph's Day since as far back as the Middle Ages. In the United States, Father's Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, and was celebrated on the third Sunday of June for the very first time in 1910. The day is held on various dates across the world, and different regions maintain their own traditions of honoring fatherhood.



Finding ways to impress and delight dad today can be tough. After all, what do you get or do for the guy who never asks for anything? Here in the 573, there’s a million and one things you can do for, or better yet, with dear old dad to make his day extra special.


Crown Pointe Golf Club


Located on Hunt Road just off of Flat River Road in Farmington, Crown Pointe Golf Club has everything you would need to give Dad a great Father’s Day. We went out to explore the greens, and chat with Dustin Hoehn, the club’s director, about the many amenities of their amazing clubhouse.

Pretty much anything and everything you need, you can find at our pro shop.

Dustin tells us, “The Crown Pointe Golf Course is a championship style 7200 yard 18 hole facility that was originally built in 1993. We’re a semi-private facility. We do provide public play, but the majority of our play is geared more toward stay-and-play, which is kind of our bread and butter package deal. People come and stay in the hotel, play golf, get lunch and just enjoy the golf course and club. We’ve hosted Missouri state high school activities, Association State Golf Championships, United States Golf Association qualifiers and numerous Missouri Golf Association events throughout the years.”



“The 19th Hole is our bar and grill that’s attached to our pro shop on the lower level of Crown Pointe Golf Club. It is open based on golfers, so if it’s raining, it’s not going to be open that day. We serve burgers, hotdogs, brats, chicken wraps, and sandwiches. We have numerous appetizers available and a great selection of Crown Valley beer on draft as well as many spirits bottled or made by Crown Valley. We also have multiple games and activities in the club like Golden Tee, Ski-Ball, Shuffleboard, a billiard table, and an area to practice your putt. It’s a great place to come, relax, have some lunch or take a little break from the heat.”



"Our pro shop is always stocked. We carry a lot of Callaway apparel and accessories. We do have some other styles in there as well, but we mostly sell Callaway golf products as far as gloves, golf balls, drivers, hybrids, and woods. We have a great selection of grips available. We do club repairs and replace shaft extensions and things of that nature. We have tons of accessories in our golf shop. You can find just about anything from gloves, divot tools, logo towels, socks, belts…Pretty much anything and everything you need, you can find at our pro shop.”



Century Casino Cape Girardeau


A stand alone destination always ready to provide fun and excitement or help you relax and enjoy a leisurely visit, Century Casino is fully prepared to make this Father’s Day one that Dad won’t soon forget.


Take Dad to lunch at Red Star Grill where you can get one of the best burgers in town and an ice-cold brew while watching your favorite teams battle it out on the big screen. Or just chill on the patio of Beacon 53, enjoying a long conversation and the Mississippi River at sunset with a whiskey sour or scotch on the rocks.

Century Casino is fully prepared to make this Father’s Day one that Dad won’t soon forget.

Once you satisfy the hunger beast within, journey out to the game floor where you can try your luck at any of the 19 table games. Century Casino Cape Girardeau offers a full range of table games in a lavish and friendly setting. When you sit down to play you’re surrounded by the friendliest dealers and cocktail waitresses, ready to make Dad’s experience fun and memorable. Excitement abounds with every spin and Century Casino Cape Girardeau has an almost endless choice of today’s most popular games. The gaming and entertainment floor at Century Casino is a sure bet, with hot zones that make for a fun experience where the luckiest machines are only steps away. With 4 live-action poker tables and over 800 of your favorite gaming machines, you’re sure to find your game and your niche at Century Casino.



Century Casino is always finding new ways to improve your experience. They recently reconfigured the slot machines for easier navigation and added premium seating, allowing for more elbow room and comfort while playing your favorite slot machines. Be sure to check out their newest themes such as Ultimate Fire Link, Wonder 4 Boost, Coin-O-Mania and Video Blackjack. And don’t forget to try your hand at the newest game on the floor, Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

Just the thing to enliven your dad's Father’s Day experience!

Want to really impress the old man? Extend your visit by taking advantage of great rates at popular local hotels and make a weekend out of it! With live entertainment booked every weekend and too many awesome games to play all in one night, a weekend stay is just the thing to enliven your dad's Father’s Day experience.


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Hoods Home Center


One sure fire safety gift for Father’s Day has always been tools and building materials. After all, Dad could always use more. With all of the home repairs, remodeling, and pet projects the King does to his castle, you can never go wrong with a nice tool kit or materials for his latest venture. Although, it’s not always easy to know without asking what he has and what he could really use. So why not leave it to the professionals?



Hoods Home Center has everything Dad needs to finish out his latest project. With an abundance of building materials, custom made cabinets, flooring, hardware, and a friendly helpful staff ready to assist however they can (not that Dad would ever need or ask for it…lol) Hoods Home Center was made for Dad.

A Dad in Hoods is like a kid in a candy store…

You can spend the day walking with Dad through the large, fully stocked warehouse, making plans and gathering materials to do a project together. Or simply give him a generous gift card so he can go play when he’s good and ready. Either way, a Dad in Hoods is like a kid in a candy store…full of joy, with a mischievous grin and big plans in motion. What better way to honor Dad than helping him do his Dad thing?


Be sure to go local and strive for excellence...after all, Dad’s always gone the extra mile for us.

Whatever you choose to do to honor your family’s favorite bread winning patriarch this June 19th, be sure to go local and strive for excellence. After all, Dad’s always gone the extra mile for us. It’s time to show him we learned from the best and make this Father’s Day one for the history books.


GET OUT THERE!