Father's Day is coming up June 19, but STARRY Counseling is celebrating early with a free FatherFest celebration at Carl Levin Park in Harker Heights Saturday, June 4.

Free Fun For Fathers and Their Families

FatherFest will be a fun-filled family event open from 10AM-2PM sponsored by STARRY's Fatherhood Program, which provides mentoring, coaching, and counseling services to fathers and male caregivers.

You and the loving dad in your life can enjoy activities like fishing, games, and arts & crafts, and there'll be great food to enjoy as well. This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our dads and male role models, and meet other families in our community.

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Free T-Shirts, Too!

Oh, and don't forget - the first 100 people to arrive will receive a free t-shirt to remember the day by!

STARRY Can Help

If your family could benefit from the services STARRY offers, you can find all the information you'll need about their programs at starry.org. Families are under more stress than ever right now, and STARRY's services can help us all better focus on what really matters in this complex world - our families.

Celebrating the Importance of Fathers

The folks at STARRY want to remind us all how vitally important it is that father's be involved and included.

For example, children who grow up with involved fathers are 60% less likely to be suspended or expelled from school and twice as likely to find stable employment after high school.

Programs like those offered by STARRY can help increase and enhance fathers' parenting skills so they can be the absolute best dads they can be and increase the chances of their children growing up happy, well adjusted, and ready to be great parents themselves if they start families of their own.

It's Going to Be Fun

Let's show all the local dads some love and appreciation at FatherFest Saturday, June 4 in Harker Heights. From all of us at Townsquare Media and the good folks at STARRY Counseling, Happy Father's Day!

This Temple, Texas DoorDasher Helped an Elderly Woman Get Fresh Start

Shelby Moeller never imagined that an odd request while delivering for Door Dash would lead to a life-changing experience for him as well as an elderly woman who needed more than food.

He described his initial encounter on Facebook, thanking people who offered to help the 78-year-old woman he named 'Jane Doe' to protect her privacy. On March 20th, he was able to share some amazing news on Facebook.

"Many of you probably remember my post last week about door dashing and coming across an elderly woman in deplorable conditions. When I made the post, I was thinking that I just needed to raise awareness that our elderly right here in our community are often alone, forgotten, and in need of help. I never imagined that through my post, God was going to provide a small but mighty army of volunteers that would jump in and save Jane Doe."

Jane Doe had to be moved out of her apartment while biohazard disinfecting was done by Spotless Crime Clean. All furniture, carpet, and most of her possessions had to be thrown away. There was also no edible food, as everything in the kitchen was either expired or infested with insects.

Shelby was able to spend some time with the woman, who he described as his 'new adopted grandma'. He learned about her background, and how she had struggled throughout her entire life, being reduced to having nothing multiple times. She had developed some hoarding behaviors, and he believed that some of that was due to her fear of losing everything again.

Take a look at the before and after photos of the amazing transformation of her home that changed a Central Texas woman's life and helped her start over in a healthy environment.

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