Chewelah boy fined for Honor Flight fundraiser
CHEWELAH– A Chewelah student who has raised more than $25,000 dollars for World War II Veterans is facing a hefty fine for his good deeds.
12-year-old Justin Peterson holds fundraisers year round for the Honor Flight Program. Last Saturday, he held another fundraiser at the Chewelah City Park.
While selling hamburgers, a health inspector stopped by Peterson’s booth and fined him $170 for not having the proper food permit.
Peterson said, “She charged us for it and I was kind of sad. I was just trying to raise money for vets.”