Local Church Starts Father's Day Early

Published 06/14 2014 04:05PM

Updated 06/14 2014 07:12PM

PEORIA - Many Central Illinois dads are celebrating Father's Day a little early.

Northwoods Community Church hosted "Dad's Day Family Festival".

Fathers were able to hang out with their kids, with food, music, and even a fishing tournament.

The church wanted to give dad's a chance to enjoy the day for themselves.

Danielle Flanagan of Northwoods Community Church said, "Dads work so hard, and they're an important part of the family. They're the cornerstone of the family, so we just wanted to honor them and have a fun day for them and for their families."

This is the first year the church has hosted the Dad's Day Festival.

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