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Roxboro Road Elementary School Student Arrives at School in Style

A Roxboro Road Elementary School student, Liliana (Lily) DeSalvo, recently received a ride to school aboard a not-so-typical transport. On Friday, October 11, Lily, the third grade student in Mr. Lax’s class, had the honor of being driven to school aboard Mattydale Fire Department’s Engine No. 3. As the overall winner of the fire department’s October Coloring Contest for Fire Safety Month, Lily was chauffeured to school on board the massive truck, along with her family members.

Lily and her sister, Juliet, a first-grade student at Roxboro Road Elementary School, sat up front with Don (Doc) Bender, a 59 year veteran of the Mattydale Fire Department at the wheel. Upon arriving at school with the truck’s horn blaring and lights flashing, the girls had a front row view of their classmates cheering for them and Mattydale Fire Department staff.

As part of the close-knit community around the school, Roxboro Road Elementary has had a strong relationship with the Mattydale Fire Department for many years.  Each year, the department’s staff provide fire safety education and awareness to the hundreds of the school’s students. The school is incredibly grateful for the department’s partnership and support.
Liliana and Juliet DeSalvo are pictured with (left to right) Elizabeth and Ed Forth, Chelsea Haselmayer and Christopher DeSalvo.

Click here to view the story on News Channel 9's Cool Schools.