OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Father's Day is a day many dads look forward to. Members of the Elks Lodge in Ocean Springs are making sure that fathers are receiving the honor they're due.
"Every year we put on a Star Wars event. Any male can come up and have breakfast with us. We have pork chops, and everything else for breakfast that you could want," said organizer, Chris Brasseau.
Not only is the breakfast available to members, but it's also available to all men at absolutely no charge.
"It's all free for men, whether they're a member or not. Anyone in the community is welcome to join us," said Brasseau.
Although World War II veteran Bob Stanley goes to the lodge every Sunday, he made sure to receive his free Father's Day meal.
"These people up here are treating me like I'm a member. I don't happen to be a member, but you'd never know the way they treat us up here; me and my wife," said Stanley.
The event also honors mothers on their special day.
"On Mother's Day, the men at the lodge serve the women breakfast. But also the ladies, we go out on Mother's and Father's Day to the Gautier Senior Center and the Ocean Springs Nursing Homes," said Brasseau.