Dorseyville Middle School says 'thank you' to local responders on 9/11
To mark the 17th anniversary of 9/11, Dorseyville Middle School students hosted an appreciation breakfast for local first responders, drawing more than 60 visitors to the school along Saxonburg Boulevard in Indiana Township.
Blawnox police Officer Patrick Goodman joined his son, DMS seventh-grader Nick Goodman, for an early-morning meal along with other students from Team 7A.
Teacher Todd Ashbaugh said he was grateful to donations from John Marshall Catering and the Gail and Steve Burke Educational Foundation, both of which made the second annual event possible.
“It was a wonderful turnout from each Fox Chapel Area community,” Ashbaugh said. “Thanks for keeping us safe.”
He said it is a great lesson for students to witness first responders taking time out of their day to interact at the school.
“The face-to-face time was invaluable for the kids and adults alike,” Ashbaugh said.
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