Forks Police Chief Micheal Rowley and VFW member Mike McCracken, seen here, and Forks volunteer firemen Izaak Manuel and Reece Depew filled several boots with donations during a fundraiser Sunday for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. Photo Christi Baron

Forks Police Chief Micheal Rowley and VFW member Mike McCracken, seen here, and Forks volunteer firemen Izaak Manuel and Reece Depew filled several boots with donations during a fundraiser Sunday for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. Photo Christi Baron

Fill the Boot Fundraiser

  • Tue Feb 26th, 2019 2:17pm
  • News

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument committee members Michael Rowley and Mike McCracken along with several Forks Volunteer firemen participated in a “Fill the Boot” fundraiser Sunday in downtown Forks.

They were asking those driving by to place a donation in a boot they were each holding. They greeted traffic for about two hours and raised $1,288 to go towards the monument.

Also, Sunday morning the Park View Villas in Port Angeles held a benefit breakfast and raised $580 for the effort. The monument is a project of the Forks VFW and will be placed at the Forks Transit Center. The memorial monument will honor families who have lost loved ones in combat.