Eagle honos vets
“Eat in or take out?” Joey Gaskins, who is working on his Eagle Scout project, helps out at the pancake supper at Coan Baptist Church to raise funds for one of his Scout projects, a memorial to honor those in service for our country.
Joey Gaskins, a 15-year-old sophomore at Northumberland High School, is on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout.
He planned and helped with a pancake supper Friday night at Coan Baptist Church, which featured pancakes and syrup, sausage, apples and coffee. It was a fundraiser and all proceeds went to help him complete his Eagle project, already underway.
He has planned to place a flagpole and memorial monument honoring those who served our country from World War I on up to the present. It is to be placed in an area at Coan Baptist Church, his home church.
Joey, the son of Jess and Linda Gaskins, has already set lifetime goals. After high school, he said he wants to attend the U.S. Naval Academy and have a career as a naval officer, with a chance to travel on a ship all over the world.
When he retires, he would like to become a JROTC instructor like Sgt. Samuel’s, his instructor at NHS, who he greatly admires.