June 27, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 10

Raising funds to honor nation's veterans

Cheney’s MacKenna Jones has an ambitious goal to earn her Gold Award for Girl Scouts.

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Jones decided to honor our nation’s veterans with a Fallen Soldier statue that will be placed at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. But to make the project a reality, she needs fundraising help to purchase the statue. To date, she is halfway to her $8,000 goal, pushing for a Sept. 21 ceremony where it will be unveiled at the cemetery.

The idea for the statue all started when Jones received her Silver Award, the second-highest award in Girl Scouts.

“It was also about veterans,...

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