Webster pulls together to make a child happy

8 Nov

If you’re on social media at all, you’ve probably seen the recent coverage of how the Webster community is pulling together to make a child’s dreams come true.

The child is Owen Knight, a sophomore at Webster Thomas High School, and his story begins when his loving aunt Amy posted this on Facebook:

facebook post

Since that post, Owen has been inundated with cards, but that was just the beginning. Channel 13 news picked up on the story and ran a piece on it a few days ago. THEN the Webster Police Department got wind of the story and decided to help Owen live out another one of his dreams, to be in a parade.

They called all their first-responder friends and even got a dump truck, and paraded Owen down Publisher’s Parkway, ending at Webster Thomas High, where he was greeted by his classmates and the marching band.

Click here to see Channel 13 coverage about that incredible event. And if you’d like to see a video of the entire parade, Webster Thomas staff member Linda Dow Hayes made a great video. I posted it on my Webster on the Web Facebook page.

What an amazing community we have here in Webster.

You can still send Owen a birthday card if you’d like. His address is Owen Knight, 1615 Ridge Road, Webster, NY 14580.

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