September 11, 2013 - Two fundraisers were conducted last weekend at Sperreng Middle School to raise money for the family of sixth-grader Maci Gapsch, who was killed in a house fire Aug. 27. The fire also claimed the lives of her father and great-grandmother. On Friday and Saturday, a barbecue to benefit the Gapsch Family Fund was sponsored by the International Association of Firefighters Local 2665, the Mehlville Fire Protection District and the St. Louis County Police Department. On Saturday, Sperreng students and staff conducted a fundraiser in honor of Maci, and her sister Mia, who survived the fire. In exchange for a donation to the fund, donors were given a pack of M&Ms. Above, Mehlville firefighters Carl Haiser, left, and Brian Torno, attend the grill Friday afternoon.