WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – And though it was a rainy Father’s Day, that didn’t stop local families from dining out.
Western Massachusetts families visited their local restaurants in West Springfield on Sunday to celebrate dad on Father’s Day.
And with the busy lives we all lead, one Easthampton father told 22News, to be able to spend time with his son in a quality environment, is more than he could ask for.
“I enjoy my family. My son to take me out to such a fine establishment and treat me the way he does is unbelievable, absolutely the greatest thing in the world,” Larry Skorupski said, who spent Sunday at bNapoli Italian Restaurant in West Springfield.
As for Skorupski’s son, Charles Baker of Palmer, he loves the gift of special outings — going out and doing something together as a family.
He told 22News, “It’s just good to spend time with the family and enjoy a nice meal, and share stories and what’s going on. So, it’s a good opportunity to get away and be treated a little bit.”
Over at West Springfield’s chef-owned restaurant, Lattitude, Jeffery Daigneau credits his parents for their love and support to the success of opening his own restaurant nearly 12 years ago.
“Without them none of this really happens,” Daigneau reflected. “The support you get from them on a daily basis is emotionally, monetarily. Whatever it possibly can be that your family can help you with, they try and do that.”
“I get to live my life every single day doing what I love,” Daigneau said it was important for him to share with the community a new and exciting way of dining out especially this Father’s Day.
Maureen Richard of West Springfield told 22News, Lattitude was her first choice to dine out to celebrate with her husband.
“Where do we want to take them for Father’s Day and just a good visit, and a good time to eat and this is the first place that came to mind,” she said.
According to the NRF, Americans plan to spend a total of just over $3 billion to make special outings memorable.