Hoyt, Mayetta Boy Scouts raising funds to honor Schultz

By Brian Sanders
Holton Recorder – August 24, 2016
Submitted by Newz Group – September 28, 2016


A group of Boy Scouts in the Hoyt and Mayetta area has announced a fund-raising drive to honor the Hoyt firefighter who died in a traffic accident this past July.

In memory of Captain Mike Schultz and in honor of the Hoyt and Mayetta Fire Departments, Boy Scout Troop 173 is looking to raise about $12,000 to make improvements at the baseball and softball fields at Hoyt City Park.

According to Scoutmaster Dan Barnett, the project’s goal is constructing awning covers over the bleachers at the ball fields, building a decorative rock garden with a flower bed, installing a flag pole, donating a flag and setting up a monument to honor Schultz and the two fire departments.

Barnett said in a fund-raising letter that the awning covers would be built to protect baseball and softball fans from direct sunlight, as well as protecting them “from getting hit by a foul ball.” There will also be a plaque on the awning covers to honor those who donate time and money to the project, he said.

Barnett also noted that the project is intended to honor the memory of Schultz, a member of the Hoyt Fire Department for nearly 25 years, who was killed in a fire truck accident on U.S. Highway 75 north of Mayetta on Wednesday, July 28.

Schultz and Assistant Hoyt Fire Chief Randy Smith were on their way to the Jackson County Fair parade that afternoon when their fire engine’s left front tire reportedly blew out, causing the fire engine to veer off the highway and overturn, killing Schultz and injuring Smith.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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