May 8, 2004
A special thanks to
Rick Dimon, Sears, Pittsburg, Ks.
for donation of a chain saw
May 8, 2004
Craig Stokes, President of
Franklin Community Council, Inc.
accepting chain saw from Rick Dimon
Sears, Pittsburg, Ks.
came to Franklin to spend a week helping with the clean-up project. He
is from Kingsville, Utah about 20 minutes from Salt Lake
is a wonderful example of the spirit of young people. We are
for his help. His enthusiasm spread throughout the volunteer
We did a little interview to find out what made him choose
community. We're happy to share his story with all of you..
May 13, 2004: I'm from Kingsville, Utah about 20 minutes
from Salt Lake City. It is about the size of
Pittsburg. I heard about Utica,
Ill. getting hit by tornados about a month ago and thought I
go and help between school semesters. When I contacted them it
out you have to go through a 4 week training course to be a volunteer.
went on the internet and starting looking around to see if there was
anyone else I could help and I contacted several agencies across the
east. I made contact with Tirsek and Kip Kennedy said there was a
project going on
in Franklin during the week that I could come. I’ve never
this before. I spent two years on a mission with my church in
and so I started getting into the community service thing and I felt
going on and doing that again - going out and helping people. If
works out I’ll probably do it every summer.. I’m 21. I’m
studying construction management and I want to be a general
contractor. Not sure
where I’ll go when I graduate - hadn’t really thought about it
yet. I’ll be leaving Saturday morning at
3 am on the bus. There are 2 boys in Pittsburg that are
missionaries for our church. We have
60,000 missionaries world wide. I met them on Sunday.
I mentioned to them about Franklin so they came to help out one
day. Maybe we can come down and help you build a post
office next summer. I was told I could work in some other
areas but I like it here so I plan
to stay here and work until Saturday.