nominated by Halie Nozolino, 12, Evans
I think my dad should be father of the year because he is such a great parent to me and my brother.
During the school year, he drives me to school every morning and we talk about what is going on in life. He gives me advice and words of encouragement to help me start off my day right. There is nothing he would rather do than spend time with us.
He practices baseball with my brother and gives him pointers to help him improve, takes us to the pool, makes us laugh, and loves us with his whole heart.
nominated by Kennedy Marie Lewis, 6, Martinez
My daddy's name is DeMargo. He should be father of the year because he loves his family. He goes to work every day at the bank. He helps people get money. He loves God and teaches me about the Bible.
My daddy is the best cook. I love when he lets me help him in the kitchen. He helps me with my homework and projects. On my birthday he always tells me about the day I was born. I am the oldest of four kids.
He makes us all feel special. He loves us and we love him. My mama says he is a blessing to our family.
nominated by Meredith Stanley, 15, Martinez
A great dad is like a piano; each key portrays a different part of his life.
The first key is his childhood, the shaping of his personality.
The second is his adolescence, where he chooses his future. The two notes of his life then begin to form a melody. The strong, fast tune is his wedding, his three daughters, this new life he loves. The slow, underlying harmonious chords are his loyalty, honor and faith towards his family, his God, and his country.
The two intertwine into the most beautiful song I have ever heard: the melody of my father.
nominated by Kristen Fortunato, 12, Martinez
My dad should be father of the year because he does everything for me even when I don't ask for it. He does his best with everything. He gets up at 3 to 4 in the morning to go to work and he doesn't really get much sleep.
He does the laundry, also he does the dishes and even takes out the trash. He also has time at night to play catch in the backyard.
My dad does so much for our family. Instead of going to the gym, he takes me to my basketball practice. He brings so much fun and joy to our family. Even if he was having a bad day, he would try to see what he did good during the day.
He gives me and my family great advice and tells us to live our lives to the fullest because tomorrow is never guaranteed. It would be great to see my dad happy and appreciated and also to see him have a happy Father's Day.
Warner L. Wish and his son Kevin went for a swim in the Atlanta Aquarium. All certified divers can dive in the large tank with the whale shark and other large creatures.
When Amanda Peel (second from right) graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., her grandmother Vickie Peel (from left), sister Kelley Peel, mother Kim Peel and father Marc Peel took a road trip to be at her graduation. Amanda graduated with a BA in chemistry, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She will be working for the National Institute of Health in Washington. Kelley Peel made the Dean's List at Mercer University for the spring 2010 semester.[CAPTION]
Brandon Shay (left) is the 2010 recipient of the Alpha Epsilon Pat Bohannon Scholarship. Pictured with Brandon are his grandmother, Alpha Epsilon member Brenda Newman, and his parents, Angela and Patrick Shay. Brandon is a 2010 graduate of Greenbrier High School and plans to attend Georgia Southern University in the fall, majoring in technology education.[CAPTION]
Tony and Frances Ferrara of Evans celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 11. The couple was married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. Many family and friends celebrated with a surprise party given by their daughter and son-in-law, Jim and Theresa Somma of Evans. Tony and Frances have two sons and one daughter, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The couple plan to take a cruise to the Bahamas in the fall. They are members of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Grovetown.
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