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But that didn't prevent a 12-year-old Middle Tennessee boy... From taking on the important challenge.
12 year old Daylen Fisher decided to organize a children's safety fair for his Eagle Scout project.
Fisher says more than completing an eagle scout project- he hopes this fair will save someone's life.
Inside the gym of Norman Binkley Elementary School more than two hundred people came to collect information about child safety.
The event was almost three months in the making.
Daylen Fisher a 12 year old Boy scout in pursuit of becoming an eagle scout organized the safety fair.
Daylen Fisher says, “I had to come up with the idea and once I came up with the idea I had to make it happen.”
And make it happen he did...
more than 10 organizations came to share information that can keep the community's children safe including - the police and fire department the red cross and the poison control center.
Shela Crisler says, “I was so impressed when I heard what he was doing I do know the young man from cub scout camps - but to find out what was driving him to do this and this is such a good idea and he is actually the same age as my oldest son- I was impressed.”
Daylen's father Kristopher says he is proud of his son's work... And as a parent he can see this project saving a child's life.
Kristopher Fisher says, “Maybe they will get a kit that might help an abducted child or get information from the fire department that might help them save their lives at their house.”
Daylen says he was excited about the community's response to his program... A program that he put his all into.
Daylen says, “I am just thinking I did my best and my best is all I can give.”
Fisher says if everyone who came picked up at least one new safety tip... His project was a success.
After this project...
Daylen will be just two merit badges away from becoming an Eagle Scout.
Sunday, November 18 2012, 10:28 AM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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