CHERISH focuses on dads throughout the county Friday

CHERISH sites throughout Merced County will be focusing on fathers at lunch Friday.

Special certificates will be awarded to the oldest father, the father with the most children and the father with the most grandchildren.

In addition there will be table games, including famous fathers’ trivia. Doors open at 8 a.m. for a time of visiting with friends, exercising and the Father’s Day celebration. A fish sandwich lunch that includes potato wedges, cole slaw and chocolate pudding, will be served at 11:30 a.m. for a suggested donation of $2.

To order a meal, call one day in advance to (209) 723-9331 for Merced; (209) 358-0681 for Atwater; (209) 358-5387 for Winton; (209) 382-1101 for Planada and (209) 826-4777 for Los Banos.-- Carol Reiter