by Morgan Radwick, staff writer
On January 20, there will be a pasta benefit dinner for Saegertown senior Dakota Price. Dakota was diagnosed with leukemia last March and received treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for the remainder of 2017. He had a bone marrow transplant on Dec. 5 and learned he was in remission exactly a month later. Dakota will be spending the next several months in Pittsburgh as he gains strength throughout his recovery.
Members of the community, friends, and members of the church are helping make cookies, salad, and meatballs in preparation for the dinner as well as helping serve and clean as it takes place. Senior Michael Chess has been involved with gathering fellow students to help out at the event. “We’ve all known him for so long, and I think we should be doing everything we can to help him, especially given the circumstances.”
Many Saegertown students have committed to helping at the dinner, including several NHS and Key Club members as well as junior high students.
The dinner will be from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Saegertown United Methodist. The cost for the dinner is a donation and takeout options available. There will also be a Chinese auction, for which donations are still being accepted.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will be going to Dakota and his family. You can donate by contacting the church office at 814-763-6685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.