The 2024 Tour Hits the Streets of Danbury

On Saturday, June 1, the 2024 Dear Dad Tour continued at the Danbury Street Festival. It was a gorgeous day to explore the vendors lined up along a section of Main Street in Danbury.

One man explained how his own father inspired how he shows up as a father figure for his 7-year-old daughter. He recognizes that he didn’t appreciate his father and the lessons he had to teach him as much as he should have, and instead looked up to other people for guidance. This led him down a path he isn’t proud of and landed himself in prison. His father frequently visited him in prison, which showed him how much his father cared for him. His daughter is his world, and he wants to not only be her father, but her best friend.

We look forward to hearing more stories from Connecticut residents about their fathers leading up to Father’s Day. We encourage everyone to come to our last stop on the tour at the Hartford Taste Festival on Saturday, June 8. All stories are welcome, your heartfelt story could help others and in turn promote the Connecticut Fatherhood Initiative. Watch all the stories from Danbury here.