DETAILS: Derkosh Family Fundraiser in Brentwood Nov. 25

Spaghetti dinner runs from 2 to 8 p.m. that Sunday.

The Brentwood Presbyterian Church will serve as the latest host of community support in light of the recent tragedy that struck the Derkosh family of Whitehall Borough.

On Sunday, Nov. 25, the church—found at 3725 Brownsville Rd. in Brentwood Borough (15227)—will welcome the public for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 2 to 8 p.m. All proceeds from the dinner as well as all monetary donations will go directly to the family of .

Maddox was visiting the Pittsburgh Zoo with his mother that day when he fell from the top of a platform railing to the ground inside of the pit area of an African painted dogs exhibit. He was mauled to death by the dogs.

The cost per dinner at the Brentwood fundraiser is $8 per adult and $5 per child aged 6 to 10 years old. Children under the age of 5 eat for free. Dinner includes a plate of spaghetti, a side salad, a roll, a cookie and a choice of water, juice or coffee. Guest can dine in or take out.

There will also be a Chinese auction at the event. Chinese auction tickets cost $1 each—or $3 for five tickets and $5 for 10 of them.

Toy construction trucks, which have become a symbol of community support for the Derkoshes, will be accepted at the dinner. The trucks will be donated to a children's Christmas charity in Maddox's memory.


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Girl In PA November 19, 2012 at 05:07 PM
This is BEYOND ridiculous.
Kim November 19, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Girl in Pa, you obviously have no children or no ounce of compassion in your heart. Do you think that if you lost a child that you could go back to work right away? There has to be a time for mourning the loss of a child not worry about facing people at work. This is a great show of humanity displayed by the people who are putting this memorial together. You should be ashamed to think otherwise. I hope that if ever you are in need, people do not turn their backs to such a thoughtless person.
Jenelle Doughty November 19, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Girl in PA. I actually feel sorry for you. Because something horrible had to happen to you for you to be so callous. Whether it was abuse, a death, or someone you needed didn't love you enough. And I pray God eases your pain, heals and changes your heart. This is a horrible tragedy, and it is a beautiful gift of compassion, and selflessness from complete strangers from all over. And for anyone to try and sabotage this is sad and it is wrong. I also pray no such tragedy ever touches you or your family.
Cindy Geary November 19, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Well said Kim and Jenell. Unreal Girl in Pa, Your unreal and heartless. Shame on you.
Isabella Swan November 20, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Girl in PA is probably an unemployed 30 year old loser living in his mom's basement posting crap to get a rise out of people.


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