ABBOTSFORD, WI (WSAU) - A Colby freshman has tackled an ambitious project for his community. 14-year-old Jacob Miller is coordinating community help and fundraising efforts to build a memorial to Jamison Kampmeyer, the Abbotsford firefighter and deputy sheriff that died during the Abby Theatre blaze in March.
Miller started this as his Eagle Scout project, and it grew from there. He says the Jamison Kampmeyer Memorial is a lot of work, but worth it.
Jacob Miller is raising money by participating in various events and working with area businesses. He is also looking for people and businesses that might donate some of the materials or services that he and the Boy Scouts can’t do. Miller says he has electricians lined up, but could really use help from a mason. They are also looking for possible material donations, tooFundraising is going well so far. Miller says they’ve already raised over $5,000 towards the memorial, which he figures is about half of what it will cost to complete the work.One of the fundraising events is Thursday from 11:00 until 8:00. Abbotsford Pizza Hut Manager Kayla Meyer says bring in the Dine To Donate flyer from the Jamison Kampmeyer Memorial Wall website today to help raise money for the memorial. Fifteen percent of the purchase goes toward the Memorial project.
You can print that flyer and find out more about the Jamison Kampmeyer Memorial project at these links:
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