Fathers toasted on their special day
FATHERS AROUND the nation were feted yesterday with meals, gifts and entertainment.
At Rachel’s Bar and Restaurant, Savannah Hotel, fathers of the Calvary Deliverance Tabernacle proclaimed the “special” women in their lives who booked and paid for lunch.
Pastor Orman Jones, who was joined by 17 fathers from the church, said the women told them to go and have a great day.
Jones said they attended church in the morning and were picked up from the Church Village, St Philip church by air-conditioned coach and taken to the hotel for lunch which was to be followed by a sightseeing tour.
“It was beautiful,”? he said. “The women really outdid themselves this year.”
Barbados Hilton was one of the places that threw open its doors to hundreds of families celebrating Father’s Day.
Food and beverage manager Pradeep Rajan said Hilton had some good numbers throughout the day starting with over 400 covers for breakfast at two of their restaurants.
For lunch at the Lighthouse Terrace Restaurant, Rajan reported a steady stream of diners, which he said was expected to reach about 300 overall.
The activities at the hotel included a “man cave” for all the fathers to participate in dominoes and cards or watch live football and enjoy drinks specials at the bar. Rajan said there were also several prizes up for grabs which included a two-night stay at the hotel.
Enjoying lunch was a group of 20, headed by Eric Lazare, owner of Lazare’s Jewellery.
The spokesperson for the group, Camille Watson, said they were seven fathers attending from the Lazare, Jordan, Phillips, Watson and King families who all came together for Father’s Day. She added that it was also a pre-celebration for Lazare’s birthday on Thursday.
Richard Cummins was treated to lunch by his wife Joey and their three sons Tobey, Marcus and Isaiah. Cummins was also joined by his nephew Adarian Brome and a son’s friend Levi Zosky, who is spending his first holiday in Barbados.
Food and beverage manager of Rachel’s Bar and Restaurant Horace Franklyn said the restaurant was fully booked with 170 people having their Bajan buffet lunch.
All fathers were treated to a complimentary cocktail and those celebrating their birthdays got a special plate.
Also enjoying meals at Savannah Hotel were the Kiwanis Club of Barbados who had a group of 100 in the Hastings Room, while the ocean front restaurant Drifter’s served 105 people.
Local singer Sandra Boyce took her father Warrick Batson and her son Armando Boyce to lunch. Korey Williams, who treated his father to lunch at Rachel’s, took the celebrations to another level by singing a song for his dad.
He added to the live entertainment provided by the duo Inner Soul comprising Eon Small and Sharon Darlington. (LK)