By Polly Keary, Editor
Standing in a department store staring at ties again? Skip it; we have a better plan.
We wanted to know what dads really want on their big day, so we asked!
Here’s what local fellows said they’d like to do on Father’s Day.
Marc Marcroft said his top pick would be to attend the car show at the Monroe Father’s Day Celebration on Saturday, June 15.
“That would be EXCELLENT!” he said in a Facebook comment.
The car show starts at 10 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. There will also be live music, a 1950s pageant, lots of food and more.
Monroe School Board member Jim Scott seconded the idea of taking Dad to a car show. “That is often a good choice for dads,” he said. And Deb Lindgren said that her husband’s vote was for a car show followed by a good dinner.
Ryan Klemmer likes to put his kids to work on the links.
“An afternoon on the golf course, my kids my personal caddies,” he said. “Good exercise and a time to walk away from distractions.”
Stefan Buckley, a DJ and dance instructor, suggested a murder mystery dinner theater at French Creek Manor.
Father’s Day, June 16, take in “Totally 80s, Totally Murder,” at the Manor. Revisit the electronic music, big hair, spandex and digital chic of the decade as you puzzle over a mystery that unfolds around you as you dine.
“Like the 80s weren’t tragic enough! The Juggernauts are in town for a radical concert, but things turn bogus quickly, and one of these 80s stars is a murderer. An awesomely tubular show presented by the Murder Mystery Company,” the company’s website exclaims.
Attire of the era is suggested, to include mullets, leg warmers, Ray Bans and jean jackets.
The three-course menu includes a salad, choice of entree, and a dessert “to die for.”
For more information see http://www.frenchcreekmanor.com/events.asp
Jon Levesque of Monroe’s Tech Mob likes to keep it simple.
“Steaks and family time,” he said. “Not much more needed than that. Maybe a good book to read or a boxed set of one of my favorite TV shows.”
Joel Selling gets to pick whatever he wants to do, and his family has to indulge him, said his wife, Monroe School Board member Nancy Truitt Pierce.
“The family rule is that the rest of us must pretend to enjoy the outing no matter what he chooses to do,” she said. “We have strolled through museums and gardens and attended a symphony and a play in years past. The kids are wonderful at going along with it and showing all external signs of having fun!”