Oconee grandmother Matt Dixon recently devised a unique way to give back to the elementary school that had given so much to the community, including her five grandsons. 

This past Friday, Dixon served lunch to teachers and staff at Rocky Branch Elementary School. 

Her oldest grandson, Cameron Hedges, started school at RBES the year after it first opened, and he just graduated from the University of Georgia. Cameron’s brothers, Harrison and Oliver, also attended the school, and so did Dixon’s other grandsons, Jack and Sammy Dixon. 

“I was just looking for something to make a difference in the community,” she said. “I came up with the idea of appreciating the teachers so much for what they’re going through and keeping our kids safe. The school gave them such a great beginning in life, and they all loved that school.” 

Dixon got the idea to serve lunch a couple of weeks ago because she enjoys doing things to give back. In March, she served 600 meals to doctors and nurses at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital to thank them for their frontline efforts. When Caterpillar arrived in the county, she also hosted a 500-person welcome party at her house. 

Dixon said RBES principal Laura Mason was delighted when she called. During the lunch Friday, a number of teachers told Dixon that her efforts saved them time getting ready in the morning. 

“I love showing my appreciation to those who are well deserving,” said Dixon.

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