Students at Local Elementary School Shared 'Donuts with Dads' and Hometown Heroes

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More than 100 children got to have breakfast with their fathers at Selma Street Elementary School on Tuesday morning to have 'Donuts with Dads."

Some children's fathers couldn't make it, so they were joined by local fire fighters, police officers, military men, and students from the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The kindergarteners and first graders were very excited to introduce their dads to their classmates and teachers.
The hundreds of kids, fathers, and male role models who attended were able to enjoy a continental breakfast as guest speaker Kris Doss shared some encouraging words about being a father figure.

"We have to understand that fathers are not the head of the homes, they're the foundation that holds it up," said Doss. "With that foundation, we have to build love, respect, and character inside of our children."

Whether it was a father or a hometown hero, the male role models left a big influence on the kids lives. Even for 3 girls who sat with firefighter paramedic James Wells.

"They didn't say why, but they did say they wanted to be firefighter girls," laughed Wells. "It was great spending time with them."

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Saint James Baptist Church and A.C.E. Counseling volunteered and sponsored the event.