A second grade class at the Washington School is standing behind a fundraising drive to help save one of Summit's earliest fire engines. In order to give Chemical Engine No. 1 a home at the Carter House, the students need to raise $75,000.
In fact, Laura Madden's second graders even have the help of Coldwell Banker, which is helping to place collection cans throughout Summit by the end of the weekend, according to Madden.
"This fire truck is special because it teaches the children in Summit how fire trucks have changed over time," she wrote in an email announcing the fundraiser.
Still, raising money to save an antique fire truck isn't the main point of this learning exercise. "People need to know the history of their town because knowing the history of our town is an important part of being in a community," she added.