As a requirement to graduate from Danville High School, each senior must complete a community service project. Logan Goodwin had several ideas from re-shingling the baseball dug-outs to a blood drive until he realized that his greatest desire was to give to the Danville Fire Department.
Logan joined the Fire Department in February of 2021 as a junior firefighter. The department warmly welcomed him to the squad and he became greatly appreciative of what they do. Having gone to many meetings and call-outs, he has a new perspective of what firefighters face.
Logan decided he wanted to do something to benefit the fire department with a fundraiser.
On Friday, Nov. 5, Logan, family and a couple of firefighters put on a spaghetti dinner and silent auction at the Danville School. The effort received great support from the community with both food and monetary donations.
The silent auction ran simultaneously with dinner and had amazing donations from local businesses and individuals. Every auction item received a bid and some went for more than original value.
During the planning process, Modern Woodmen took notice and contacted Logan about putting in some matching funds. Each year Modern Woodmen make donations to local events and especially liked the idea of this dinner/auction to benefit our local fire department. Barb Sweet, a Modern Woodmen representative, told Logan that whatever he made up to $1,450 would be matched.
Generous donations, dinner, and auction proceeds with the $1,450 matching funds allowed Logan to donate a total of $5,675 to our Danville Fire Department on Wednesday, Nov. 10. When presenting the check to the department, it was suggested the funds be used to update turn-out gear.