For students at Dixon and Breitling Elementary, there are new additions to the outdoor area for their comfort.
There are some beautiful additions to both Dixon and Breitling Elementary that were installed late last school year. Though both were installed toward the end of the school year, they will get a chance to be on display for the entire school year for the first time. Both are beautiful benches that were put in place for some beautiful people that meant a lot to both schools.
At Dixon Elementary you will find a bench that has the name Brent Lane Zirlott III. Son of Lane and Amanda Zirlott, and avid Archer and friend to many, Lane’s bench was placed in the memory of his amazing life. A heartfelt Thank You goes out to Coach Hussong & Dixon Elementary along with the Archers of Dixon Elementary for their participation in placing this and commemorating this in honor of Lane. Pictured for Brent Lane Zirlott III’s bench is a picture of his sister Layla sitting on it during the celebration of installment. Below that is a picture of Lane participating at one of the archery tournaments Dixon Elementary was involved in.
At Breitling Elementary, you will find a bench behind the new playground that was installed close to the end of last year’s school year. This bench has dual purposes. Not only does it provide a bench in memory of principal of Breitling Elementary Amy Blake’s late husband, Buddy Blake. But it is named “Buddy Bench” for those that feel the need for comfort from a friend. The thought is that when a student sits on the bench by themselves, another student can come and be their buddy and sit next to them and relax during their time outside. Pictured is a family portrait of the Blake family and below is a picture of the event that took place in May of 2109 of all the students commemorating the placement of the Buddy Bench.
There has been great care taken to place these at the schools and the hope is that others will glean on the example of the placement of each of these benches to possibly do the same at other schools.