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VALLEY – Students at Fairfax Elementary School were given an opportunity this week to give back to the men and women who work as first responders to keep them safe. Heroes Day is an annual event at the school, and students bring items of use to their local heroes in a show of appreciation for the jobs they do each day.


            “The kids really look forward to this every year,” said Principal Beth Chandler. “Many of them have parents who work in public safety, and various agencies visit our school throughout the year. So, the students take pride in making this presentation possible.”


            Agencies receiving the gifts included the Valley Police Department, Chambers County Sheriff’s Department, East Alabama Fire Department, 911 Communications Center, EAMC-Lanier Hospital, LaFayette Fire Department, and Wellstar Health System.


            “We also want to thank our Fairfax parents for donating so many wonderful items for our outstanding local first responders,” Chandler added.

By David Bell

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