A park can be seen near where the fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Four-year-old Parker Pustejovsky lost his dad, a West Volunteer Firefighter, in the tragic plant explosion that leveled a portion of the town of West. The 4-year-old wants to follow in his dad’s footsteps by doing good for the community. He came up with the idea to rebuild a park that was destroyed by the explosion.
According to the Facebook page for Parker’s Park Project, the little guy told his grandparents that he wanted to sell hot dogs to raise the money to rebuild the city park. This weekend, Parker’s plan gets put to action.
This Saturday, July 20th, at the gazebo on the lawn in front of West City Hall, Parker will be hosting a hot dog lunch starting at 10:30AM. A hot dog meal is minimum of $5 donation and includes chips and a drink. Kids will be able to enjoy a bounce house during the afternoon.
There will also be Parker’s Park Project t-shirts and Songs For West CDs available for $15 individually. There will also be a silent auction with items donated from Texas Rangers Baseball, George’s Restaurant, Spa at Canyon Oaks, Lone Star Windmills, Cameron Park Zoo, W Promotions, Baylor Athletics, WVFD t-shirt signed by Willie Nelson, and many more!
Find out more about Parker’s Park Project by visiting their Facebook page.