Every day he thinks about the sacrifices the military made for him.
Nolan Feller, a Greenwood Community High School student, also admires how the Greenwood firefighters and police officers put their lives in danger serving the city.
He decided he wanted to do something.
Feller will be building and installing seven benches in Greenwood’s Freedom Park for his Eagle Scout project.
Each bench will be dedicated to a different branch of the military and two other benches will be dedicated to police officers and firefighters in the city.
“I have a lot of respect for the military and I really respect what they do for me,” he said.
Now that he has his idea, he needs to find a way to raise $2,000 to build the benches and plaques that will be installed.
He is hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday in hopes that he will collect enough in donations to build the benches.
Each bench frame costs $100, and he will need more money to buy the supplies to finish the bench and have the plaques made.
He knew he needed a fundraiser and decided to plan a meal. He decided that everyone loves pancakes and would come out to help, he said.
“Everyone likes pancakes that I know of,” he said.
Feller came up with his Eagle Scout project idea in January after his parents took a run in Freedom Park and noted that the park could use new benches.
Then Feller thought about how much the military and police and firefighters do for everyone and decided to build benches dedicated to them.
“They risk their lives to save the people of the city,” he said.
What: Pancakes in the Park. The event is a fundraiser for Nolan Feller’s Eagle Scout project.
When: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Craig Park, shelter 1.
Cost: Free. Donations are accepted.