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Texas City Launches Mayor’s Fatherhood Initiative

TEXAS CITY, TX – The first program in a series of new, family-oriented events will be held this weekend. On Friday, Feb. 17, the City of Texas City will host the first program of the Mayor’s Fatherhood Initiative.

At the event, called “Oh, The Places You Will Go,” participants will learn some basic automotive skills, including how to change a flat tire and jump-start a car battery. It will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Rotary Pavilion (1700 5th Ave) in Texas City.

Admission is free, and all fathers in the community are invited to attend with their children.

The Mayor’s Fatherhood Initiative is a series of bi-monthly events, catered to fathers and their kids. The events are tailored for children who are between the ages of 8-18 and were designed to appeal to a variety of interests.

As a father of four himself, Mayor Dedrick Johnson said he created the program because he understands firsthand how important it is for families to spend quality time together and the impact it can have.

“Strong fathers make strong families. And strong families make strong communities,” Mayor Johnson said. “It’s a great downstream effect.”

Other upcoming events in the Mayor’s Fatherhood Initiative are:

  • Clothes Make the Man, or Do They? April 17 at 6 p.m. Doyle Convention Center Learn basic attire etiquette, including how to tie a tie/bowtie.
  • Teach a Man to Fish and Feed Him for the Rest of His Life June 28 at 6 p.m. Carver Park Learn the fundamentals of fishing, including how to bait a hook and cast a fishing line.
  • A Family that Plays Together, Stays Together August 17 at 6 p.m. Doyle Center Enjoy a game and trivia night, full of friendly competition and fun!
  • Dads Can Wear Aprons Too! October 19 at 6 p.m. Nessler Center Learn how to grill and get basic cooking tips.
  • If It Doesn’t Make Dollars, It Doesn’t Make Cents (Sense)! December 13 at 6 p.m. Doyle Center Get tips on financial literacy.
The Mayor’s Fatherhood Initiative will be held in partnership with the Family Service Center of Galveston County, which will have representatives on-site at each event, offering information about their Fatherhood Program, as well as the services and resources offered at the center.

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