Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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Angel Amaya and his son Elijah Gonzalez-Amaya, 8, were the first to arrive at Monday’s dads dinner at Eddie White K-8 Academy. (Staff Photo: Johnny Jackson)
HAMPTON — Elijah Gonzalez-Amaya slyly asked his dad about going out to dinner before handing him a formal invitation to the school “Dinner with Dad” program.
Puzzled at first, his father, Angel Amaya, accepted the invite.
They were among the first to arrive at the event — dad in a shirt and tie and son in a more casual double-pocket button down shirt. Other smiling fathers came dressed casually with their sons and daughters.
The program featured guest speaker Patrick Phillips of Lake City and included a turkey spaghetti dinner. Kids also watched a movie.
Organizers said they hope the bonding activity, designed to encourage more paternal involvement at school, will be a regular occurrence at Eddie White K-8 Academy.