Two Rivers Celebrates Father’s Day with a Family BBQ – By AIC Erik Tester

Two Rivers Correctional Minimum hosted a Father’s Day Family BBQ Event. It was a cold day, but everyone appreciated the time together in a unique visiting experience outside. During the BBQ, nine adults in custody (AICs) had the opportunity to cook a meal for their family. Each family was provided a tabletop BBQ and a BBQ box which was loaded with food items.

AIC Erik Tester wrote the following about the days event…

“I would like to say thank you to all the staff who put the Father’s Day BBQ together. It was the first time I have got to see my family in almost 3 years.

After 20 years inside, it was so overwhelmingly awesome experience for me and my family. To be outside a fence and just be able to enjoy each other and spend time together. It was amazing and I feel so honored to have been picked for this event. The cooking part was great too, it made my year to be able to cook lunch for my daughter and family. It was the first time in her life I have ever been able to do that for her. Even though I sucked at it. With the help and team effort we got it done and it was edible.

It meant the world to me and I am so grateful for the experience and the memories that I will always carry with me for the rest of my life. It made me feel like I was at a park not prison and that is something I have never felt before while I have been locked up. I just can’t say enough thank you to all the staff who made it happen. My family and I are grateful for the day. It is also the first Father’s Day I have spent with my daughter and without this event it would have not been possible.”

Thank you,

Erik Tester