Sparky the Fire Dog

Sparky visits the children of Page Hilltop Elementary School (Photo by C&J Photography)

The first annual food collection for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry was conducted on May 20th at Page Hilltop School in Ayer. This effort was the idea of our own Sparky (Firefighter/ EMT Gerald Peters). Children’s families were asked to donate a food item related to the summer barbecue season. In return Sparky would appear in the classroom for a group picture with the children. Combination #1 Ayer Fire Department; the firefighters association, donated the funding to have a professional photographer on hand for the group pictures. Each classroom was donated one 8 x 12 portrait for display in the classroom. This collaboration between the School, Fire Department and Loaves and Fishes was a great success. The children had fun with Sparky and many food items collected for Loaves and Fishes.

Thank you to all who donated to this worthy cause.

Chief Pedrazzi