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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