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Community steps up to help Dillons

karenb@lakevillejournal.com
A pancake breakfast Feb. 5 helped the Dillon family, whose home and business were damaged by a Jan. 24 fire. Hannah McGuire, the Dillons’ neighbor, served the last of the crowds as her day, which began there at 6 a.m., drew to a close just before noon. Photo By Karen Bartomioli

NORTH CANAAN — A local family struggling to rebuild after a fire damaged their home and business last month has been buoyed by support from the community.

Jenn and Marc Dillon and their sons, Aidan, 9, and Ian, 2, were left homeless, and their day care center was put in a holding pattern Jan. 24 when a fire left their second-floor living quarters with severe smoke and water damage.

Toddlers in the Puddle Jumper Day Care Center that Jenn Dillon runs on the first floor were safely evacuated to neighbor Beth McGuire’s home.

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