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Carbondale group begins event to benefit area kids, dads

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Father’s day may be far from the mind for many this time of year, but one group in Carbondale says it’s never a bad time to show some appreciation for Dad.

A small group gathered in Attucks park Saturday afternoon for the first year of a ‘dad-focused’ event.

There was free food games and a bouncy house for folks who came out.

Area pastor David Sherwood was there to speak to younger dads about the importance of staying involved with their kids.

“when I was growing up, we had men in our neighborhood that we looked up to, and they were very well respected.” Sherwood explained, “We believe that when men show up, and are visible in the lives of children, there’s a different aspect there that those kids will want to be like, because they set good examples.”

The event is also designed to provide love and support from area stand-in father-figures, which Sherwood says many kids in the local community go without.

All of the food for the event was donated by area dads.

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