Second Graders' Penny Drive Gets Boost From Coldwell Banker

Collection cans in Summit help Washington School students effort to save antique fire engine.

A second grade class at the is standing behind to help save one of Summit's earliest fire engines. In order to give Chemical Engine No. 1 a home at the , the students need to raise $75,000.

In fact, Laura Madden's second graders even have the help of 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. 


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