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Westport teachers give back to community volunteers

Members of the Westport Education Association serve breakfast to local volunteers April 28.

Members of the Westport Education Association serve breakfast to local volunteers April 28. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Hours after responding to a major structure fire in Moriah, members of the Westport Volunteer Fire Department were treated to breakfast April 28.

The breakfast for members of the fire department, Westport Emergency Squad, Wadhams Volunteer Fire Department and auxiliary was put on by members of the Westport Education Association teacher’s union.

“We wanted to do a community service activity and decided that this would be a nice idea to give back to the volunteers in the community,” said music teacher and WEA member Heather Olson. “They take such good care of us all year long, and we really wanted to do this to say thank you.”

Olson said that the WEA also enlisted the help of several local businesses to help put on the breakfast including DaCy Meadow Farm, The Westport Hotel and Tavern, The Inn at Westport, Paul Viens Maple Syrup, Ernie’s Market, Camp Dudley, Sisco Lodge No. 259 Masons and the district.

“They helped us with the food and door prizes,” Olson said. “All of this was cooked up by the teachers, and we also have teachers serving the volunteers during the meal.”

Olson said that they hope to make the breakfast an annual tradition along with other community service projects.

“We are working with the Adopt-A-Highway program to help clean a part of the road in Westport,” Olson said.

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