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The N.E.T. honors fathers

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On Saturday, June 14, 2014, The N.E.T. organization held a Father's Day Barbecue to honor the outstanding contributions and impact fathers have within family and the community. The event was held at the Homan Square Community Center on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. Grandfathers, fathers, wives, and children represented the multiple generations of kinship - stemming from fathers. The organization provided a meat bazaar consisting of hot dogs, turkey burgers, rib tips, and ribs - all you can eat! Psalm 37: 23, 29 states: 'The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way (23). The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein forever (29).' On this day, The N.E.T rolled out the red carpet for 'A Few Great Fathers.' Husband and wife team, Tony and Tina of T-N-T Barbeque states: "We've been doing this for many years now. We enjoy celebrating fathers each year, free of charge."

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The N.E.T is a not-for-profit organization whose main mission is to facilitate personal growth by empowering youth through a variety of life skills' services. The organization leads by example; and provides the youth with influential men and women as role models. It is supported by an interactive board of directors and members: Anthony Jackson - Founder/Executive Director; Torino Coleman - President; Derrick Thomas - Treasurer; Bruce Washington - Secretary along with supporting members: Kenneth Armstrong, Lydell Hodges, Tina Jackson, Gregory Peterson, Rick Taylor, Jennifer Thomas, Burdie Patrick, and Tyrone Murphy.

Several community businesses supported this fabulous event. AL"S UNDER THE "L" donated hot dogs and turkey burgers. An individual can enjoy all American food ranging from $1.25 to $8.00, 'Made The AL'S Way.' They can be reached at 773-826-1239. AL'S accepts call in orders, cash and debit payments. The music was provided by Heavy "G" Productions, a family DJ team consisting of Glenn Washington, Diana Washington, and their daughter Jazmyne Washington. They deliver a variety of music for all occasions (773-255-2129). Lastly, the father of 1974 NBA draft - Power Forward, Mickey Johnson (Chicago Bulls 1974-1979), also took part in the festivities. If you would like to contact The N.E.T, they can be reached at 1-877-638-2009; nett.working@yahoo.com; or visit their website www.networkingeternallytogether.org for more information.

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