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N&N: Boy Scouts Donate to the MCACC Community Garden

boy scoutsThe Monarch Creative Arts & Community Center (MCACC) in Southern Pines recently got a helping hand from local Boy Scout Troop #233 to construct an arbour, planters and a tool storage shed for their community garden.

Ivan Greifz and Mitchell Casey each selected MCACC to be the site for their Eagle Projects after hearing about the garden through the builder of the MCACC facility. Each scout was required to design their project, fundraise for materials, recruit volunteers, and present the details of their completed project to the Eagle Board of Review before they were awarded one of the highest honours in Scouting, the rank of Eagle Scout.

For his project, Greifz constructed a free standing tool shed to store garden tools and equipment. He exceeded his fundraising expectations and had almost $300 left over from the project. He has donated the money MCACC to purchase additional tools and materials needed for the spring gardening season.

Casey’s Eagle Project helped build two planters that will be used for potted vining plants for shading from the afternoon sun. He also constructed an arbour that will hold a sign recognizing Mr. & Mrs. Bill Russel, donors for the construction of the raised garden bed at MCACC.

Julia Augustoni, Regional Director for Region 4, said the donation and the projects will “enhance the beauty of the garden and will give a safe and accessible place to store tools. In the future [the tools] will be available for community members to help in the garden on evenings and weekends.”

Photo Caption: Pictured is the arbour constructed by Troop #233.

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