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Gator Gratitude: Greenmont Students Give Thanks To Public Safety Servants

Dec 08, 2016 12:26PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Charlie Maraganis and Garrett Ayotte writing their notes.

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During this time of giving thanks, the fifth graders at the Greenmont Avenue School in Dracut took some time to do just that by thanking first responders for their bravery and sacrifices.  The students in Sharon Mikutel and Alicia Mezzoni’s fifth grade classes wrote personalized thank you notes to each police officer and firefighter in town.  Each student wrote to one police officer and one firefighter thanking them for their hard work in keeping their community safe. 

The students had a discussion about the responsibilities of each career and how these brave men and women keep them safe, and included personal stories and events in each hand written note. These notes, along with a jar of goodies, were delivered to each of the three fire stations and the police station just before Thanksgiving.  

To show their appreciation for the personalized notes, the Dracut Fire Department sent a representative in Deputy Chief Thomas Mackey to speak to the fifth grade students and personally thank them for taking the time out of their school day to write the notes and share their stories. The students were thrilled to have the surprise visit and see their good deed come full circle!

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