Benefit set for teacher, students

A beloved Fredonia Elementary School teacher has been diagnosed with cancer and has been out of school since the winter break.

In addition, two Fredonia Elementary students’ siblings have been fighting pediatric cancer for several months.

In honor of the teacher and the Fredonia School students, the community is invited to attend the second annual Fredonia Elementary Dinner, featuring Chiavetta’s chicken, on Thursday in the Elementary School Cafeteria from 4 to 7 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit childhood pediatric cancer ( and will help defray medical expenses.

All families must make reservations. Tickets will not be sent home.

Instead, attendees will check in at one of the two registration tables at the dinner.

To confirm a reservation or if you have questions, call the elementary school office at 679-1581, ext. 2425.

A basket raffle will also be held the afternoon of the chicken barbecue. A variety of baskets will be on display.

On Thursday, the elementary school students will also be participating in “Crazy Hair Day!” The students are asked to voluntarily bring in a dollar donation for the St. Baldrick’s Pediatric Cancer Association and they are encouraged to wear their hair in any crazy way they would like.

Mrs. Walzer-Meehl’s fourth-grade students wrote articles to encourage their peers to participate in Crazy Hair Day and the chicken dinner.