The FatherHood Takeover aims to build healthy relationships between fathers, or father figures, and their children. Tione Meade, the event's founder, partnered with Ronnie Sidney II and Micheal "Mike-E" Stewart to put on the event at the Tappahannock Volunteer Fire Department on July 18, 2015.
Nearly 100 youth participated in the first annual event. The kids enjoyed moon bounces, relay races, musical chairs and a host of other activities. The money raised from the event went to the Essex Youth Football Association players and cheerleaders.
The Second Annual FatherHood Takeover was held on July 30, 2016 at the Tappahannock Volunteer Fire Department. Young people enjoyed moon bounce slides, dunk tanks, book signings and more.
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