Group Celebrates Father’s Day Early

by Erika Brooks on June 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

Father’s Day isn’t until tomorrow, but a group of dads is celebrating fatherhood a little early.

On Saturday ForeverDads held an All Star Dad’s Day at the Muskingum Family ‘Y’. The celebration featured quality time activities for dads and kids. Executive Director Burl Lemon hosts this event every year to bring families closer together.

"ForeverDads purpose is to encourage, educate and equip men to develop positive relationships with their children, the family and the community. If we do that, we will cause father presence," said Lemon.

Lemon says the annual event has grown over the years and thanks to the connections they have in the community including scout troops, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Christ’s Table.

Jeff Wickerham is on the Board of Directors, and he says the celebration is for all types of father figures.

"We want to promote fathers being involved in kid’s lives but sometimes that doesn’t exist so we want the father figure of these kids out here today," said Wickerham.