Stories tagged with: Father's Day

June 15, 2014 - 7:12pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

The Falls Township Fire Department is a winner winner thanks to chicken dinners.

The department hosted their 49th annual Father's Day Chicken Dinner fundraiser Sunday. Dinners including half a chicken, applesauce, coleslaw, chips, drink, and roll were available at all three Falls Township Departments. It's an event that fireman Jacob Waltemire says has been well received by the community.

"They've really enjoyed it and said the chicken's been good. They enjoy coming out here...

June 15, 2014 - 6:37pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

Father's Day usually involves cookouts, backyard games of catch and football, and of course, spending time with Dad.

The holiday was founded at a YMCA in Spokane, Washington back in 1910. We took to the Muskingum Family Y to ask area dads what Father's Day means to them.

"It's important to spend time with your children," said Patrick McGovern, a father of three.  "I think speding time with your children helps mold them into the men they'll...

June 15, 2013 - 6:47pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

Father's day is not until Sunday but one organization started the celebration early.

Forever Dads threw its All Star Dad's Day early Saturday. The event has taken place for the last 10 years. Beth Chapman is a volunteer at Dad's Day and says she was compelled to get involved.

"I had luckily a very influential father and I know the importance of trying to support the father kid connection, " said Chapman

To pay for the special day Forever Dads applies for grant...

June 14, 2013 - 4:30pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

They're hosting their 50th Annual Father's Day barbecue this Sunday and they're hoping you bring your family to celebrate the holiday with them.

"Dinner starts at 11 O'clock. Dinners are $7 a piece. Meals include half a chicken, applesauce, coleslaw, a bag of Conn's chips and a snowflake dinner roll from Nickel's," said Lt. Tyler Huber of the Falls Twp. Fire Department.

Huber says the fire department usually raises between $2,000-3,000 each Father's Day. This year, they...

June 19, 2011 - 5:42pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

Father's Day is a time to celebrate the influence and bond between a Dad and his children. For one local family in Zanesville this meaning has not been forgotten.

James Strickler celebrates Father's Day with his son, Nate, who is Autistic. The two typically spend the afternoon fishing. Strickler said, his reason for being a strong influence in his son's life, began with his own father.

"Our relationship was really good," said Strickler. "We got to see the...

June 20, 2010 - 8:42pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

All Dads aboard the Lorena Sternwheeler were honored Sunday.

Dads got to ride for half price, and that brought out many families and fathers. In fact, the boat was packed with 72 people for the first trip down the Muskingum.

"I think it's just to give fathers the opportunity to do it which i think is great, and of course it's half price which also helps," says Lorena captain Bill Page.

The Sheets family spent their Father's Day on-board.


June 20, 2010 - 8:35pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

One local father got to spend Father's Day with his children for the first time in years.

Gerald Rice has lived in Wyoming for the past ten years, and after moving back six months ago, there's nowhere he'd rather be.

"It means the world to me being able to spend time with my kids so something I've been waiting for for a long time," says Rice.

Rice's sons Elza and Donald are thrilled to have their dad home, and have been spending as much time together as...

June 20, 2010 - 6:41pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

People across the country celebrated Father's Day today, and one area dad got a very special gift.

Dustin Forshey was beaming today as he held his 6lb. 11oz. baby boy, Brody Skyler.

"I'm very excited, especially on Father's Day, nothing there's nothing in the world," says Forshey.

Brody was born at 11:40 Sunday morning at Genesis Bethesda Hospital. It wasn't the proud father's first Father's Day, but he was excited to be holding a baby...

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