Today at Mt. Healthy South Elementary School more than 150 fathers walked with their children as they paraded from the board office to the school to celebrate National Fathers Walk Your Child to School Day. They were escorted by Mt. Healthy drumline band, Mt. Healthy Cheerleaders, South elementary principal, Yzvetta Macon, and a host of staff. Mothers, other students, formed a tunnel and lined the entrance into the building applauding and cheering the fathers and students. Inside the gymnasium families packed the bleachers and lined the walls to hear from the Mt. Healthy Marching Band play for the celebration, and the cheerleaders performed spirited cheers to rejoice in this experience. Superintendent Dr. Reva Cosby was on hand to welcome fathers and students to the festivities. Families listened as Mrs. Macon, Reverend Charles King Jr. Brad Johnson, Dean of Students, and Tom Hill, Jr/Sr High School Principal, spoke of the importance of having dads in their children’s lives as well as the joy and success both they and their children experience from the inclusion. Mrs. Macon even had her father there as well as her husband to support her message. Fathers and their children continued the celebration with breakfast sponsored by South Parent Teacher Organization with President Lakeisha Robinson.