Dads Enjoy Being Outdoors This Father’s Day Despite the Heat

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Today was a feverish Father’s Day and some festivities around the area took a hit because of the heat.

But the scorching temperatures didn’t stop some dads from getting a little sun and soaking it all in.

Muscle cars sat on the blacktop of St. Mark’s Church in De Pere for its annual Father’s Day car show.

Car owners were hoping their buffed beauties didn’t get burned from the heat but one dad had other plans for the day to accommodate the high temperatures.

“Sprinklers maybe,” says Kris Grorich. “Yes, playing in the sprinklers with my son and just enjoying the rest of the day.”

Maybe these car enthusiasts wouldn’t have minded a little water.

“We had probably 2 to 3 times as many cars out here last year, I think part of that have to do with the heat,” says pastor of St. Mark Chris Johnson. “Last year it was a cooler day, there was a chance for some rain storms, which it finally did rain us out, but it was a nice day.”

Meanwhile other fathers were taking it east at the NEW zoo or showing off a little bit but one dad couldn’t pass up the opportunity to stop in.

“We’re traveling this weekend and we always like coming here,” says Ron Zinski. “It’s always fun especially for the kids.”

And we learned sometimes you can use the heat to your advantage.

“We knew that it would be less crowded because it’s so hot out and of course bothers get in free today,” says Andy Petersen. “So we thought those were reasons enough.”

“For me I think it’s the best way to show my daughter that even if the conditions are bad, I’m still there for her you know even if it’s hot outside or it’s not comfortable i’m always there for her,” says David Irumbi.

Despite the warmth there’s more than one way to have fun.

“I don’t really mind just as long as were able to be together, that type of thing, says Petersen. “Swimming, going to the park, whatever ,it is it’s good enough for me.”

So whether you’re taking in sights of cool cars or hoping for cool temperatures fathers day is about the time you spend with the ones you love.

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