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Scout projects spruce up park

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Gina Duwe
August 10, 2010

It looks like Lake Leota Park is going to benefit from a couple of Eagle Scout projects. Itís always neat to hear what Scouts come up with for their community projects. The results of Eagle Scout projects in the community are probably greater than one would think, I would bet.

Anyway, hereís a couple I ran across recently:

-- Get ready for the bats! Kurt Bennett is working with the park board to build and place bat houses in the park. The city has agreed to assist with mounting of the bat houses after all approvals are granted, according to last monthís park board minutes.

Kurt will return to the park boardís Aug. 16 meeting to provide more details on the project. It looks like he hopes to place four houses after finding 12 acceptable locations.

-- Fishing at the park soon will be handicap accessible. Connor Williams is working to design and build the handicap accessible fishing pier on the lake.

Evansville Community Partnership recently donated $250 in proceeds from its Fourth of July celebration to Connorís project. The donation will help Connor achieve his goal before next spring, according to a news release. He already has secured a pledge of a sidewalk and parking area for the pier from a local business but still needs to raise the money necessary to build the pier to ADA specs.



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