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Organization celebrates Fathers, encourages family support

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Celebrating fathers was more of a message than just a gesture for one group on Sunday.

The organization 2NOT1 Fatherhood & Families, Inc. hosted a picnic for families at Shelby Park to promote the role of fathers in children's lives.

Hosts say the event is part of an effort to gain the trust and confidence of the community. Shawn Gardner, with 2NOT1, says their message is that active fathers keep kids in school and help their overall development.

"We hear about all the homes without a father," Gardner said, "we tend to think the fathers don't care about the children or aren't involved. With an event like today it allows us to see that the father exists, the fathers matter and the fathers want to spend time with our kids." 

Organizers say they look to provide an opportunity to encourage fathers to reach out to their children and re-connect.

They host events and workshops throughout the year.

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