Donuts with Dad event offers family fun

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Aiden McFarland, of Canfield, brought his dad, Aaron, to the Canfield library's Donuts with Dad for a morning of fun and games on June 15.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Jason Evans, of Boardman, enjoyed some quality time with his children, from left, Jewels, Jacob and Marilyn, at the Canfield library's Donuts with Dad on June 15.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

Children of all ages brought their dads to the Canfield library to enjoy Donuts with Dad on June 15. The children and their dads enjoyed a morning of fun and games, crafts and, of course, doughnuts.

“This is a low-key event where the children can just hang out with their dads and have fun playing games and doing crafts. This is the first time we have done this program and it’s nice to see all the dads here. Usually it’s the moms who bring the kids in and it’s nice to see the dads bringing them into the library today,” said Nikki Puhalla, youth services librarian.

The library provided juice, coffee, doughnuts and cookies, along with board games, card games, Legos and corn hole for the children to play with their dads.

Two craft tables were also set up for the children and their dads. One craft table contained giant posters titled “About My Dad” that the children could color and decorate. The children then filled in the blanks with their dad’s favorite hobby, what he does for fun and more.

The other craft was titled “I Love You to the Moon and Back,” which included construction paper cutouts of a rocket ship, moon and stars that the children could arrange and decorate any way they liked for their dads.

“There really is something for everyone here today,” Puhalla said.

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