Thursday, December 20, 2007

Benefit Supper

Ok. I know I haven't posted about Ben in a long time. I promise I will try to put some pictures on really soon.

Ben and I did have a great day together. It was a snow day for me so we stayed in our pajamas all day. We had a lot of fun just playing and hanging out. He's such a funny little man now!

This week at school has been rough. We lost a little boy on Sunday because of burns on him. I've never experienced losing a student and I have to tell you that it was tough. Monday was quite hard. I've never had to explain to children that someone has died. I hope I don't have to do it for a long time.

In the tragic accident, all three children were burned. The little boy that died was the most severe which brings me to the title of the posting. Some people at my school are putting on a benefit supper to help these two families out. Neither family has a lot. It is tough time of year and to deal with this extra burden is just too much. Please consider coming to the benefit supper and/or sending in a donation to help them. I think in life we are giving opportunities to pay it forward and this is one of those times. I'll be there volunteering in some capacity. Hopefully not as a cook since I'm not very good at cooking!

Here are the details.


BENEFIT SPAGHETTI SUPPER PLANNED
FOR DAVIS and BIRNEY FAMILIES
whose children recently experienced fire tragedy
DATE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 12th
PLACE: Boofy Quimby Memorial Center
Intersection of 219 and Quimby Road
North Turner, Maine
TIME: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Come and enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner and homemade desserts while supporting the Davis Family in their time of need.
*Donations will be accepted at the door.
If you would like to make a donation, a memorial fund has been started at Community Credit Union in Auburn.
Make checks payable to: Davis/Birney Memorial Fund, C/O Community Credit Union, 40 Stanley Street, Auburn, Maine, 04210
Volunteers will be needed to help set-up, cook, serve food and clean up. If you would like to help in any way, please feel free to call Sherri Jordan at home #225-5295, cell #212-7111, or email her at turnerbenefit@yahoo.com

Thank you and I hope to see all of you there!

2 comments:

A- Truckers- Wife said...

Oh...That must of been SO hard!!
:( Was he a student of yours? I can't imagine having to explain to a child that their friend has died. That poor family.

Joan said...

I'm sorry that you hard such a hard week. YOU are a great teacher and I know you are there for your students..love, Mom