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Texoma Dads Head Out for Father's Day

Father's Day weekend meant big business for some places. National Retail Federation officials said special outings account for the most spending on Father's Day at $2.3 billion.
   
Newschannel 6 visited Weeks Park Golf Course Sunday and found dads and sons came in for a round of golf, many with the intention of coming back.

"We've been selling a lot of gift certificates, probably in the hundreds," said Tony Dodge with Weeks Park Golf Course. "We've sold a lot of gift certificates in the last 10 days, two weeks."

"It's kind of tradition we do it every year for Father's Day so it's what we're doing," said Mark Strange who came with his father.

Others decided to spend the day eating out.

"We've been shopping all day so I said lets get a bite to eat at Parkway Grill before we head home," said Garcia.

"We're having a real good time and we usually do it every year," said Marcos Carrillo who came out to Parkway with his family.

National Retail Federation officials said it could be a record year of Father's Day spending at $12.7 billion. The most popular gifts include electronic gifts, gift certificates, and clothing, each accounting for $1.7 billion.

 

Crystal Hall Newschannel 6.

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