2011-04-16 / News

Four Millersport Scouts working on Eagle service projects

MILLERSPORT – Four members of Millersport Boy Scout Troop 404 are working on service projects to achieve their Eagle Scout rank which is the Boy Scouts’ highest rank.

Scout and Laker athlete Chris Fry is working to repair Millersport High School’s home baseball field. The two-year baseball letterman pitches and plays second base. His Eagle project is to reroof the home dugout, build batting helmet and bat boxes for both dugouts, construct new bullpens for both dugouts and place number signs on the outfield fence.

Fry is doing a strikeout fundraiser, collecting pledges for each strikeout. Receipts will be split 50:50 between the Laker baseball team and his project. He is also accepting contributions to pay for materials at Commodore Bank, c/o Christopher Fry, in Millersport. He hopes to complete the upgrades before the end of baseball season.

Scout and Laker athlete Michael Popo’s Eagle project is to replace the 100 now-tattered American flags that line downtown Millersport during patriotic holidays. A source for Americanmade American flags has been found at a cost of approximately $14 per flag.

Popo has been overwhelmed by the response to his fundraising efforts with more than $3,000 donated for new flags. He now hopes to buy 300+ flags so damaged or worn flags can be replaced on a timely basis in the future.

Popo will also host a public flag disposal ceremony for the tattered village flags and plans to accept flags from area residents seeking to retire them properly. Flag donation checks should be made out to “Flags and Flowerpots” and may be dropped off at Hometown Hot Dogs. Popo can be reached at 740-503-3851.

Scout Nick Jones is building boxes for the choir and band curtains used for concerts at Millersport High School. Scout Michael Eberts is doing landscaping at the Thornville Library.

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