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Kids visit their fathers at California Men's Colony

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Local non-profit organization "Get on the Bus" shuttled more than 150 kids from across California to the California Men's Colony Saturday afternoon in an early Father's Day celebration for those incarcerated there.

KSBY's photojournalist Nate Asher spoke with Damonte Brown from Victorville. Brown said, although he had talked to his father many times on the phone, Saturday's bus trip was the first time they would meet face-to-face.

He was both nervous and excited for the meeting, but Brown told KSBY, he walked away with something invaluable.

"I really like that motivation from him, without him even knowing me my whole life. Somebody that can give me that kind of motivation from just knowing me like a year or so ...That's what I need," Brown said.

An after party followed the visit at Mountainbrook Community Church in San Luis Obispo. The kids had a chance to hang out together and have a good time over ice cream, popcorn and pizza.

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