Carnival to raise money for a Plum teen’s Eagle Scout project postponed
A carnival designed to help a Plum Eagle Scout hopeful raise money for cancer awareness and firefighter equipment has been postponed.
It was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department along Route 286.
Dylan Sutton, a junior firefighter and scout, said the event’s been called off on account of projected inclement weather. A new date has not been set.
Sutton’s project involves collecting money and various items designed to help firefighters decontaminate after responding to a fire call in an attempt to curb their cancer risk. Things really got going in late June and early July.
The young scout from Troop 854 remains hopeful he’ll accomplish his financial goal.
“The community has helped me out tremendously with supporting me by monetary donations and by donating the decon items that I need to help keep our firefighters clean and safe after coming out of a fire,” he said. “I am over halfway to my 11,500 goal.”
The project also includes building shelves in the station’s gear room to house the new equipment.
His monetary collection incentives include different levels of donation tags from $1 to $1,000.
They feature the station’s patch, fire and rescue axes, boots, hoses and other pictures all with a different message about fighting cancer.
The $15 tags show a flashlight with the words “Lighting the way for firefighter cancer prevention.”
He also has a GoFundMe page set up for online donations.