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Father's Day is Coming!!!

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Of course, it is important to take time every day to let your parents know they are loved and appreciated, but Father’s Day is a great time to slow down and take the time to thank Dad for everything he does. Whether you like to take the day off and spend some quality time with your dad, or you spend days hunting for the perfect gift, Williamson Forward has you covered with some great (and local!) ways to celebrate dad!

For a lot of people, Father’s Day is a great time to pull out your grill, pop in some charcoal or propane, and fire it up! The warm weather invites an afternoon outside, and you can make almost any of dad’s favorite foods on the grill if you put your mind to it. If you’re looking for a healthy side dish to go alongside dad’s burger, pulled pork, or veggie burger, this grilled vegetable recipe from the Williamson Farmers Market will be perfect for you!

While you’re outside, why not make a day of it? Get yourself a badminton or cornhole set, and throw it up in the backyard. If you have a firepit, add that into the mix and give dad a night full of gooey s’more goodness to finish off a day in the sun.

If your dad would rather go beyond the bounds of his own backyard, that’s certainly a perfectly fine option. Take dad on a hike on one of the many hiking trails in the Tug Valley area. How about fishing or kayaking at Laurel Lake or the Tug Fork River? Riding the Hatfield-McCoy Trails is always a good adventure, too.

Williamson is not only home to a variety of ways to spend some time outdoors, but is also home to plenty of shops that sell everything dad could need. The Outdoorsman's Shop, a veteran owned online business based in Delbarton, West Virginia, has a variety of products that would make great gifts for dad. You can also buy items from the Outdoorsman’s Shop at the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce in Williamson. Melisa’s Baskets Galore in Williamson always has great gifts for dad, too!

Given that COVID regulations are still in place, many cinemas are still closed for business, or have restricted seating options. That doesn’t mean the movie buff dads have to be left out! Ask dad what his favorite movie is, and see if you can borrow it from a local library, or stream it online. If you’re looking to grab dad a gift, a subscription to a streaming service is a great option for anyone who loves kicking back with the popcorn.

If you want to get more personal than the card section at the grocery store, consider a handmade card (throw on some dry macaroni if you’re really feeling nostalgic!) or a heartfelt letter.

No matter what you choose to do this Father’s Day, make sure you don’t get so caught up in the perfect gift and the perfect day, that you forget to just spend time with dad and tell him how much you care.

Here’s to a Happy Father’s Day!

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