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Local gas station shows support on Teacher Appreciation Day

MADAWASKA, Maine — Doc’s Place gas station displayed a message of encouragement to teachers Tuesday in recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Day.

“Teachers help mold the future,” was what the sign read from Doc’s Place on Main St. in Madawaska.

Jonathan Ouellette, an employee at Doc’s, said that the gas chain usually participates in displaying these types of messages.

“We put them up to show our appreciation,” Ouellette said. “It’s what teachers do. They educate kids and help when needed.”

Ouellette reflected on his favorite teacher in school.

“He made the days better,” Ouellette said.

National Teacher Appreciation Day was pushed through the 81st Congress by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1953. The first Tuesday of the first full week in May is observed as National Teacher Appreciation Day, according to the National Day Calendar. The National Education Association turned the single day into Teacher Appreciation Week in 1985.

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