PLEASANT HILL, Ore. - Colton Hazel knows a lot about pie. He's been making them with his grandmother, Carolyn Barr, since around the age of 5. Now he's using his skills in the kitchen to help out the community.
Hazel says that the new track and field at Pleasant Hill High School, where he plays football, came at a hefty cost. Somewhere around 1.4 million dollars. However, he adds that it was a much needed improvement, and the solution to paying it off is simple.
"We just have to keep working until we get it finally paid off," explains Hazel.
While the actions of this 12-year-old are undoubtedly the kind that would make a grandmother proud, Barr also feels he is a good example of the Pleasant Hill community as a whole.
"Pleasant Hill is a very giving community," says Barr, "They do a lot for each other and their spirits are really great, and I just think it is really wonderful for him to get involved."
Hazel tells KVAL that all the funds raised during the month of September will be matched by an anonymous donor. If you would like to help you can get in touch the Pleasant Hill Booster Club.