Zack Moore holding Pizza Luncheon on Jan. 27 as Eagle Scout fundraiser
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
Zack Moore wants area residents to help contribute to a good cause — by eating pizza. And anyone who has parked at Sunbury United Methodist Church (SUMC) to attend a funeral at Sunbury Memorial Park, or to attend an event on Sunbury Village Square, will know what that good cause is.
Between SUMC and the Village center pedestrians on the north side of West Cherry Street have to walk out on the edge of the roadway before they can access the sidewalk in front of the cemetery.
As an Eagle Scout project Moore plans to build an engineered 40-foot long by 10-foot wide foot bridge over Prairie Run Creek that will connect the Methodist Church parking lot with the sidewalk in front of the cemetery.
Construction should begin in the spring or early summer, Moore said; and when the project is complete the footbridge will be turned over to the Village of Sunbury and pedestrians will no longer have to brave vehicular traffic to get from the church to the cemetery or the center of Sunbury.
Moore said the entire project would cost between $25,000 and $40,000, were it not for engineering assistance, excavation assistance and two 40-foot I-Beams already donated. He’s working on obtaining lower concrete and lumber costs, and donated labor.
On Sunday, January 27, Moore is holding a Pizza Luncheon fundraiser to help offset project costs.
“The pizza luncheon comes with a bowl of salad, one cookie and beverages,” Moore said. “There will be two pieces of Donatos’ pizza for an adult, or one piece of pizza will be served for a $6 donation for adults and $5 for children age 7 below.”
The Pizza Luncheon Fundraiser will be held in the Sunbury United Methodist Church multipurpose room, Moore said, and there will be two seatings. The first seating will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; the second seating will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Moore said reservations are needed to know how many pizzas to have on hand.
“We will have limited seating, so reservations are required,” Moore said. “We need to know the number of people coming, and which seating they would like to attend. Only a few reservations will be accepted after Wednesday, January 23, and those will be on a first-come first-served basis.”
You can reserve you reservation emailing Moore at < BSA.firstname.lastname@example.org > and put “Pizza Luncheon” in the subject heading. You can also make a reservation by calling 614–949-6683. But remember, Moore is a student at Big Walnut High School and he cannot answer a phone while in class. If no one answers leave a voicemail, and Moore promises get back to you.