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Hazel Grove Elementary School Has Lunch with a Hero 

Parked KCK fire truck
KCK firefighter eating lunch wit Hazel Grove Elementary students
KCK firefighter eating lunch wit Hazel Grove Elementary students
Hazel Grove principal J.P. Hornback talking to students in the lunch room
KCK firefighters in Hazel Grove lunch room with the principal and students

Most of us are familiar with the saying not all heroes wear capes. But did you know some heroes will have lunch with you if you ask them nicely? 

Hazel Grove Elementary School recently asked the Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department if they would stop by to have lunch with the students. The department jumped at the chance and said yes. 

On Wednesday, October 26, Hazel Grove had their Lunch with a Hero Day. The fire department sent four of its heroes to hang out with the kids.  

Students were shuttled into the cafeteria throughout the lunch period so they could have a quick chat with the firefighters.  

School leaders said events like Lunch with a Hero are important because it helps remove barriers that students might have. “We want them to know who their heroes are and know their purpose in their lives,” said Hazel Grove Recovery Room Facilitator Jessica McKinney.   

Every class and grade level at Hazel Grove got a chance to meet the firefighters.  

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