Brentwood Church to Host Derkosh Family Fundraiser in Brentwood
Spaghetti dinner runs from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25.
On Sunday, Nov. 25, the church—located at 3725 Brownsville Road 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 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh, who died on Nov. 4.
Maddox was visiting the Pittsburgh Zoo with his mother 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. Guests 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.