Local Life Scout holding fundraiser this weekend to benefit Whitestown Vets Club

The Whitestown Vets Club in Yorkville was severely damaged during the Halloween Floods in October 2019, and one Life Scout is stepping in to help out.

Posted: Jun 11, 2020 11:56 PM

YORKVILLE N.Y.- It's been about eight months since the Halloween Flooding caused devastation in parts of Oneida and Herkimer Counties, and a local boy scout is finding a way to help out one hard hit area.

Nicholas Ford, a Junior at New York Mills High School and a Life Scout in Troop 111 is working on an Eagle Scout project to benefit the Whitestown Vets Club on Whitesboro Street in Yorkville.

This Saturday June 13th, Ford will be holding a bottle and can drive to raise funds for the Vets club, and assist in repairing things that were destroyed in the flood.

That includes repairing damaged picnic tables, staining all wooden picnic tables, cleaning the baseball field of mud still on the field from the floods, and building two new benches for that same baseball field.

Ford tells NEWSChannel 2 his Eagle Scout project is one of the last things he needs to achieve to the rank of eagle, and he wanted to give back to the club where he started boy scouts.

"We had seen that there was a lot of damage here, and when I first moved to this area, my first ever cub scout meeting before I moved up to boy scouts was here at the Club. I chose to do it here (at the Whitestown Vets Club) to help give back to the Vets."

The Whitestown Vets Club is very appreciative that Ford is giving back.

The Bottle Drive will be from 8:00am-12:00pm Saturday in the front parking lot of the Vets club on Whitesboro Street.

Proceeds from the bottle drive will be used to purchase the materials needed for the project, and any additonal funds remaining after the purchases are complete, will be donated to the Whitestown Vets Club.

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