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Fathers Day events celebrate dad across West Michigan

Father's Day events celebrate dad across West Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – There were plenty of ways to celebrate dad for Father’s Day on Sunday.

Newschannel 3's Jason Puhr checked out a few of them and spoke with dad's about what makes their special day so special.

Nathan Shinault, father now for 6 months, said, "Being a dad is about your relationship to others.”

Father's Day started early at Charlton Park with the 36th Annual Father's Day Car Show. The more than 800 cars are all at least 27-years-old.

Jeremiah Andrus, Freeport, said, "It's awesome. We get to come out, enjoy the weather, look at some cars and watch them ride ponies."

Andrus was with his son Wyatt, daughters Miah and Brazzlen, as well as their cousin Faith.

Andrus said, "I used to come with my dad when I was younger. But, it's the first time I've brought all the kids."

The kids were more interested in the ponies, but for dad, that was a-okay.

He said, “Oh, it's awesome man. To let them grow up and be able to come out here and do this on Father's Day. It's fun."

It wouldn't be Father's Day without food, which was the plan at DadFest at Northbridge Church in Kalamazoo.

Nathan Shinault, father now for 6 months, said, "It's really just to celebrate everything dad. And, to just to encourage the dad's in our community."

Brad Bagley, who has 3 daughters, said "I enjoy it. Every single bit about it. My girls are out having fun, getting to play games."

That could lead to an early bedtime and a night off for dear old dad.

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