We wanted to recognize all of the awesome fathers around West Alabama, and with your help, we've crowned our inaugural Super Dad! All of our entries had great stories, but we were only to reward our top three with the following prizes.

1st - Keuring Brewing System

2nd Guitar from Guitar Gallery

3rd - Druid City Brewery Tour

Voting took place from Monday - Thursday and it was a tight race until the very end. After tallying all of the votes, we crowned our top three winners, which you can see below.

We have to give a big thank you to everyone that participated and made the contest successful. Have a wonderful Father's Day!

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    Doug Edmonds

    submitted by daughter Dana

    My Daddy is by far Super Dad. From day one of my soon to be 49 years on this earth he has loved, supported, encouraged and stood by me and my brothers in everything. He took nothing for himself but was always giving to us and very involved with all of our extra activities, playing ball, riding motorcycles or whatever we did he was sure to be part of. One thing I want to say about him though is that in the 49 years he was married to our mother, Linda Edmonds. Daddy was a very dedicated man to his wife and loved like no other ever could have. We watched the affection he had for our mother and didn't mind showing it growing up and what that instilled in us as children to adults was the kind of family I wanted to have. Why I feel my Daddy is "Super Dad" because on February 14th, 2012, he lost the love of his life and bride of 49 years to the day. My mother passed on Valentine's Day, their 49th wedding anniversary, but yet had the determination to carry on the strength to pass on to us.

  • 2

    Terry Greene

    submitted by daughter Chelsea

    My dad is an awesome father of three children: my brother, my husband, and me. He should be crowned Tuscaloosa's Super Dad. My dad is the hardest working man I know. A few years ago, my dad lost his job. This was very unexpected. My dad immediately started looking for another job. During this time he worked three part-time jobs. My brother and I were both in college at the time and my dad continued to help us pay for school. He did without things he wanted so that our family could have the things we needed. And not once did he complain. My dad is caring and kind. Not only does he love and care for his own family, my father loves everyone. He never meets a stranger and is quick to help those in need. As long as I can remember he has put others' needs before his own. My father has always given us his best. He has shared his values and wisdom with me. I am the wife and mother I am because of him. This year is a very special Father's Day. My dad is a granddad to a 4 week old baby girl! :)

  • 3

    Jeff Dees

    submitted by daughter Jenny

    I want to start off by saying that I have an out of this world super dad and here's why. My biological father left my mom when I was a baby. My super dad came along a little after, gave me his last name, nurtured me, & loved me like I was his own. I moved in with my super dad when I was a sophomore in high school. My sister was still in middle school & growing, I was a teenager in high school trying to fit in & scared.
    My super dad was single & making sure we had what we needed. It can be hard but in the midst of it all, he taught us money doesn't matter as long as we a roof, food, and family. I wasn't able to get my diploma & felt like a failure but here came my super dad to save the day. He gave me the strength to keep going until I got my GED a month later. Growing up, I have failed but I know my super dad will be there when I need him.
    It takes a real life super man to do what he has done. For everything he has saved me from, he will always be my hero.