Windham  – The family of Dalton Fall would like to thank the community for their help in sending him to the All-American Blue-Grey combine. Dalton competed in the combine on June 25 and worked to raise over $1,000 to pay for the trip’s expenses.

With tears in her eyes Denise Fall expressed so much gratitude “I was shocked by the response and so thankful that the community was so willing to help my son. It was a nice trip; we wouldn’t have been able to go without their (the community’s) help. It was great to get the one-on-one time with Dalton.”

Dalton had a blast and said it was the most competitive combine he had been to and said he learned a lot, a lot he already knew but so much more.

“It was definitely a dream come true, more than I had expected and I expected a lot,” said Dalton Fall. “I really enjoyed it.”

The family Denise, Dalton and stepfather Herb were able to tour the John F. Kennedy memorial while there. All agreed that the football was great, but the family time was precious.

The man who gave us the tour said, “Give me your phone and go down to the red X”, the place Kennedy was supposedly shot. “We got a picture there. We thought the man was going to take our phone and run,” Denise said laughing. The man cut off  our heads in the first photo then as we were going to get another the light turned green. We thought we were about to get run over.”  The three laughed at the telling of their memories. These are times you just can’t get back and this family is extremely grateful that the Villager community was so responsive and allowed them to work for their trip.

The family would like to especially thank Paul and Cindy Dragovich, Dee Hockman, David and Louie Samanieo, Roubic Law, Eric Campbell, Ruth Sheehan, Mr. and Mrs. Dino Manno, Beth Harvey, Marilyn Paul, Sue Mason and daughter Vicki, and the Narnels.

“Thank you for all the calls and the huge response. Thank you for pitching in to help me out. I really, really appreciate it,” said a grateful Dalton Fall.