In celebration of Father's Day, which is only a few days away, one local group is giving dads opportunities to spend some quality time with their kids as well as hear some quality information about their role in their child's life.
John Hafford II, Program Manager with Fame Fathers talks with AkronNewsNow about how dads can be educated on a number of fatherhood-related issues.
"We're going to have some different classes and sessions that fathers can tap into," Hafford said.
"Basically sessions that can support fathers and give them effective communication tools that will benefit them as fathers or father figures."
The first event will be held Friday morning at the main branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library from10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public. There is also a free lunch available as well.
Summit County Executive Russ Pry will be on hand as well as Kent State head football coach Darrell Hazell, who will give the keynote speech.
In addition, the Mountain of the Lord Fellowship on Copley Road will be hosting another event entitled "Celebrating Fathers" which will go on from 6-9pm Friday evening.
There will be a ceremony recogizing local fathers as well as activities such as car shows, basketball, and other fun recreational pastimes.
The tools and workshops held in Hafford says will give men the chance to take what they learned home with them and impart it into their daily lives.
Hafford says that it's important for the community and others to show their appreciation for local fathers.
"A lot of times with Father's Day, it's not really a big deal, but we are striving to make it a big deal, because we want guys to realize what they do is important and we want to recognize you for doing that as well," he said.
This is the first time that Fame Fathers has put together a two-part event such as this, but John Hafford II of Fame Fathers in Akron hopes that fathers can take some time out of their day to enjoy being a dad.
"We're hoping that our fathers here in the area come out and see what's going on," Hafford said.