Raising money for Chad Park

Six-year-old holds garage sale to raise money for playground

Joshua Prudhomme

Joshua Prudhomme

Joshua Prudhomme, age six, hold up a poster advertising a garage sale at his home on Saturday, April 13. Money raised during the event is to go towards a playground proposed for Chad Schapansky Park, which is named for a Clearwater firefighter who was killed during a fire several years ago.

Prudhomme got the idea after attending the Easter egg hunt recently held at the Clearwater firehall with his father, who is also a firefighter. Last year Joshua raised money through a lemonade stand and garage sale for Operation Smile, a non-profit that corrects cleft palates in Third World children.