By Julius Salvador and Alexis Anderson
Joseph Peglow, a former student at Cottonwood, made a difference for Cottonwood Elementary School. We went to Joseph’s fundraiser at the Vail Dairy Queen to interview him and ask him why he was doing this for Cottonwood. Joseph stated that he wanted to do something special for his old school. When asked who thought of the project, Joseph responded, “I thought of it myself.” It was actually his Eagle Scout project. He redid the 2-5th grade playground by putting in a wheelchair accessible courtyard with concrete and finishing the special education sensory play area by putting in turf and a swing. Joseph completed the project on September 21st and 22nd, 2018.
We then asked why he did the fundraiser at the Dairy Queen. He stated that he did it there so that he can work (Joseph works at the Dairy Queen) and do the fundraiser at the same time. He also did fund raising on a Go Fund me page so that his hometown friends could contribute. Then we had to find out his favorite treat at Dairy Queen. Joseph said his favorite is a pumpkin pie blizzard and his mother’s is cookie dough, so we highly recommend you trying those flavors.
Everyone in the Cottonwood community is very glad and grateful to Joseph for doing this. We also congratulate him on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout!
Joseph would also like to thank those that supported him: Oremus Materials, Rita Ranch Automotive and Tire, Vail Equipment Rental, Dairy Queen, D&D Materials, Ace Hardware, Safeway, Reyna’s Photography, Peglow Creative Concrete and Monster signs.