Dobbins Elementary hosts Father-Son night


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Drake (left) and Jon Trolio are pictured after their pitch-car race at the father-son night at Dobbins Elementary School. The game is played by flicking the car around a race track.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Two fathers raced around a track in cardboard boxes built by their sons in a Nascar-themed race at Dobbins Elementary School Feb. 21.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.A group of students race Match Cars with their fathers at the father-son night at Dobbins Elementary School Feb. 21.


Dobbins Elementary School hosted a Father-Son night Feb. 21 for the parents and students in the school. The Father-Son night is an activity that occurs every other year, alternating with the Mother-Daughter night.

Parents and staff at the school worked on setting up activities for the event for more than six weeks prior. The event featured a variety of activities for father-son teams to participate in. One activity was a Nascar-themed race in the school’s gymnasium in which fathers and sons would run as fast as they could around a track in cars made from cardboard boxes, decorated by the students before the event. The race even involved making a pit stop to change out cardboard tires and switching runners for the race.

At another activity station, teams built wooden cars donated to the event by Lowes. The teams worked together to create their matchbox cars and the teams got to take them home at the end of the event. Wholesale Tire in Warren also donated tires for the school to use in a tire toss activity. Other activities included a car game and Match Car race.

“We love this event,” said Carla Bobbey, who, along with Kim Berry, was the PTO member in charge of the Father-Son night. “It’s important to bring parents together with their children and to keep kids moving. We feel that this event does both of those things.”

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