$100,000 needed to complete Yarnell Hill Memorial Park

$100k needed for Yarnell Hill Memorial Park
Posted at 3:53 PM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 21:41:41-04

The Yarnell Hill Fire Memorial Park honoring the Granite Mountain Hotshots is under construction. 

The park located on Yarnell's main road will commemorate not how the firefighters died, but how they lived, including sole survivor Brendan McDonough. 

But there's a big of a hiccup. The project needs another $100,000 thousand dollars in order to complete all of it's planned features.

“It's important that we celebrate their lives, they were vibrant, they were together, just a great bunch of guys,” said Marcie Theokas whose grandson was killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.

“He said 'I tell you what Grandma, when you get back would you make cookies for me and my buds?' I said 'You bet I will Garrett.' I made those cookies a year later and took them to the first anniversary.”

The features include a granite pyramid, a picture depicting the crew just before the Yarnell fire, an amphitheater and public restrooms.

If you would like to donate, please visit the group's website.