Stormy weather that forced a last minute venue change could not dampen the spirits of those gathered to participate in the Black Fathers’ Day of Encouragement. The event celebrated those fathers who have been outstanding role models for their families and the community, and encouraged those fathers seeking to be better. Fathers were encouraged to bring their children out for a day of activities, music, food, fun and inspiration. Those gathered pledged to be better fathers. Attendees included Deric Muhammad (event coordinator), Al & Shontell Rucker, Joshua Matthews, Vanessa Johnson, Ray Waites, Unique Smith, Yolan Young, Karissa Young, Kaila Young, Ashlie Young, Keirra Johnson, Zihyon Johnson, Le’Man Veal, Heavén Veal and many others.