Families celebrate Father's Day in the Pine Belt

Families celebrate Father's Day in the Pine Belt
photo credit: WDAM
photo credit: WDAM
photo credit: WDAM
photo credit: WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Multiple families headed out to Paul B. Johnson State Park to spend time with their fathers on their special day.

Whether it was fishing outside or cooking up chicken on the grill, fathers in the Pine Belt got to spend time with their loved ones.

"I get to do pretty much whatever I want during the day because its father's day," said father George Scott.

For Scott, this means spending time with his daughter and son while they play around in the park.

"I don't know, there's just something about kids that bring out different spirits in people,"  Scott said.

Across the lake, James Smith and his son Howard got to enjoy their yearly father-son tradition.

"We were fishing, relaxing and just spending time together," Smith said.

They had a great time even though they weren't having any luck catching fish.

"I enjoy all of it really even if I don't, "James said.

Other families brought out a big ice chest filled with hot dogs, ribs and steak to make a big meal to celebrate the father of the family Robert Dement. He was too shy to speak to WDAM 7 News, but his daughter-in-law said a few kind words.

"He's always taken care of his family and his family always comes first," Melissa Dement said. "He has always made sure that there's been peace in the family and kept us all together."

However, no matter what you decided to do on this special day, whether it's swimming or joking with your folks, it's important to remember the fathers who made an impact.