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February 10, 2014

Stocks hosts All-Pro Dads’ Day breakfast

TARBORO — An All-Pro Dads’ Day breakfast Friday at Stocks Elementary School gave fathers a chance to spend more time with their children in the school setting.

More than 100 dads came to the event. After breakfast, they walked their children to class.

“I’m trying to get dads more involved in their child’s life,” said Kendrick Pittman, event coordinator and behavior support specialist for Edgecombe County Public Schools. He said the All-Pro Dads’ Day was about letting fathers “show their love to their children” and get involved with the school system.

“We’re supporting their education so they can go further in life,” Pittman said.

Dwight Shaw, father of 5-year-old Kyston Shaw, echoed those thoughts. As Kyston’s role model, he said he’s trying to get the word “can’t” out of his son’s vocabulary. He’ll tell Kyston, “Stop saying you can’t do it. Just try it.”

Shaw said he thought the dads coming to the school program would serve as an example for their children.

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