Burkburnett teen raises money for water fountain

BURKBURNETT, Tx (RNN Texoma) - A Burkburnett teen is celebrating an accomplishment by finishing a big project that will benefit the people where he lives.

School is letting out for the summer which means many families will be spending more time outdoors.

One of those places is Burk Royalty Park in Burkburnett.

This time last year it was lacking something, a working water fountain.

"I kept on thinking 'since it doesn't work if they are thirsty how will people get a drink,'" said 13-year-old, Conner Koenig.

Koenig decided for his Eagle Scout project he would give people a place to get a drink bad adding a new water fountain.

"I am very proud that he's managed to get it done that everybody in the community has come together and helped him," said Jacquelyn Koenig, Connor's mom.

The project did not come without challenges.

Conner would have to come up with a way to pay for the fountain

In 7 months the teen would raise over $2,800.

"I mowed lawns, cleaned out old stores, and went around to local companies to ask for money," said Conner Koenig.

He has got a lot of attention because of his age.

Most eagle scouts do not start working on their project for another three or four years, but he wanted to start his early.

Conner said his perseverance impressed his friends.

"They would say 'I can't believe like how you're so young and you're already working on your eagle project' which you get at 16," said Koenig.

Conner hopes his project will encourage others to make a difference in their communities.

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