Families celebrate Father's Day

By Alyssa Donovan

June 16, 2013 Updated Jun 17, 2013 at 11:45 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill.-- It was dad's choice on Sunday and many Peoria pops decided to check out the zoo for their father's day festivities.

Jed Weston and his little sister Jayden say they don't get to come to the zoo very often, but they can always count on father's day.

"It's like a tradition for us we've been coming for a couple years now every father's day. Just come out here and check out the animals," Weston said.

Across town, Dave Walters let his daughters decide on the activity for the day.

"They actually were the ones who asked if they could come out here and hit balls so I thought it was a great day for it," Walters said.

Walters has been golfing since he was 6 years old. He was glad his girls wanted to spend the day doing what he loves.

“Golf is more my thing. I just don't get to play enough... I'm trying to get them to play more. It's a lifelong sport. A family sport, just trying to get them out here to enjoy it too," he said.

His daughter Cassidy says her dad has taught her to be patient and not to get frustrated while playing the game. She said, "He's taught us everything about golf. My mom doesn't golf so he's taught us everything."

He's not the only dad teaching his kids some sports fundamentals.

Over at Kartville, Scott Miller gave his boys some pointers in the batting cages.

His son Tommy Miller says his dad has taught him the baseball basics.

Miller says he's glad there's a father's day to thank his dad for teaching him so much.

"He's fun and he's just loving and kind and he's just my dad," Miller said.

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