Being that this Sunday is Father’s Day, I wanted to highlight a few fun activities for fathers and families that are going on this weekend.
Activities in Grand Rapids to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend:
The Meijer LPGA Classic is offering free admission to fathers who bring along a child, to the last day of the tournament on Sunday. It’s a great bonding experience for a father and son, and is a great way to spend the day for a golf loving dad. Learn more about the tournament here: http://meijerlpgaclassic.com.
Grand Rapids TreeTop Adventure Park is offering a buy one get one to all adventurous dads out there, and really, something all ages can enjoy. TreeTops is made up of man made treetop trails, with ziplines and swinging logs. They are located on the north side of Grand Rapids. You can find more information about the park here: http://www.grtta.com.
Barnes and Noble in Grandville is hosting a LEGO® “Build with Dad” event where kids and dads can try out LEGO® Architecture demos. Dads can also help the kids build their own characters to take home, and there’s even a drawing to win a LEGO® Architecture t-shirt.
Out of appreciation for their own fathers, some of my fellow co-workers at Elders’ Helpers shared a few memories about their dads:
Mary – Client Coordinator
“My Dad worked with salesman from out of state and every year he would have them over for Christmas. They were away from their families, and he did not want them to be alone.” That would be my fondest memory. The thing I appreciated the most about him, is that he was a man of integrity and the fact that everyone felt comfortable at our house, everyone was welcome.”
Mike – PERS Coordinator
“My fondest memory of my Dad is at Tigers Stadium in 1976, watching Mark “The Bird” Fidrych pitch. My Dad was normally a reserved guy, but everyone around us was going crazy making noise. I look over and remember he was taking the chair next to him and banging it all around to contribute. The thing I appreciated most was his sense of caring. He cared for people and had a good heart.”
Eleanor – Client Advocate
“Not only did my Dad give me my sense of humor and teach me to be silly, he taught me to be nice. What I appreciate about my Father most is his willingness to help others; strangers and friends alike, no matter the cost. Whether it is a car stuck in a snowbank or a minor fix in the home, he’s there with a smile (and Dad humor) to save the day! I appreciate all of the help and support that he’s given me throughout the years, and look forward to living my life through his example.”
We want to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers in the Elders’ Helpers family and our community!