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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — As Father’s Day approaches, children are reminded to appreciate their dads and the impact on their lives.
Today dads around the city were honored a week in advance of Father’s Day. Celebrate Fatherhood 2013 was held this afternoon at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center. While these dads and their children enjoyed the moon bounce and competed in contests, an alarming amount of children in the area won’t have fathers around to celebrate the holiday with.
First Things First, an organization dedicated to keeping dads involved in kids lives, reports that 60 percent of all families in the city of Richmond are single parent households. Within the African-American demographic, that number spikes up to 86 percent, a number that surpasses the national average.
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