The Western Reserve Native Daughters hosted their annual Father/Daughter banquet on March 3. The event was attended by more than 225 fathers and daughters from the Hudson, Stow, Kent and Cuyahoga Falls area.

The Native Sons and Daughters Programs seek to strengthen the foundations for a positive lifelong relationship between parent and child. Activities such as ice skating, camping, whirlyball, lasertag, bowling, parades and snow tubing take place all year long.

This year we honored seven sets of retiring dads and daughters that have spent a combined "105 years" of spending time together at many of our yearlong events. Those dads and daughters honored for their lasting memories that were created: Tessa (Mike) Dougherty; Kate, Amy and Mandy (Paul) Grimm; Tessa and Rachel (David) Pitcovich; Jackie (Jerry) Budrevich; Sarah (Steve) Travis; Kate (Mike) Siefert; Veronica (George) Voinovich and Allison (Chris) Powers.

Also honored at the banquet was the "Joe Friday Award" winner JJ Sutphin, of Hudson. This award is presented to the member who most exemplifies extraordinary personal services and dedication to the Native Daughters Program. Sutphin was instrumental with the development and advancement of the Western Reserve Native Daughters Program.

For more information on joining the Native Daughters program, visit www.wrnativedaughters.org.