- The Enterprise
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The winners of the annual Best Dad essay contest, sponsored by Dickinson Jewelers, Jerry’s Place and Dunkirk Hardware and Home Center, were recognized and had a chance to read their winning essays to their dads May 1. Sgt. Mike Bomgardner of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office had the difficult task of choosing a handful of winning essays out of more than 650 entries from students ages 6 to 12.
Name: Jordan Hayes
Dad: David Hayes
School: Patuxent Elementary
Teachers: Jessica Hayden and Carrie Reifinger
Prize: A Bulova watch from Dickinson Jewelers
Daddy makes sure I’m happy.
A daddy’s love is special.
Daddy has a special magic.
Dad has a kindness you can’t give away.
You love a dad for life.
My dad is the best! You have a once in a lifetime love. You need a dad’s love for life.
Name: Paige Plater
Dad: Darrick Plater
School: Beach Elementary
Teacher: Cheryl Englert
Prize: Dinner for two at Jerry’s Place
This is why I have the best dad ever. First, my dad takes me on daddy-daughter dates and brings me roses that are the color pink or red. Second, my dad surprised me on Valentine’s Day and had some men come to our house and sing love songs to us. Third, my dad plays games with me outside. He plays football, soccer and tennis. He also plays board games with me. He plays Candy Land with me. So you see, my dad cares for me and loves me no matter what I do.
Name: Dahlia Lamb
Dad: Gary Lamb Jr.
School: Windy Hill Elementary
Teacher: Allison Parker
Prize: A Weber charcoal grill, complete with bag of charcoal, grill set and grill cleaner, from Dunkirk Hardware and Home Center.
Gary Lamb Jr. is the best dad in the whole world. The reason I love my dad so much is because he is hardworking and teaches me that I can work hard just like him. My dad is a good role model, too. He shows my brother and I to never quit. My daddy is also trustworthy. Once he promised to take my brother and I out and he did! He took my brother and I to Traders, my favorite restaurant. My dad is also very athletic. He will do anything to get me to play outside. My dad is my hero!