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Eagle Scouts help construct bridge over dog walking path at animal shelter

November 30, 1999

On Oct. 30, a number of Eagle Scouts, their families and members of the staff at the Humane Society of Washington County held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate a bridge they constructed over a dog walking path at the animal shelter.

On hand for the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. Garey Stewart, Eagle Scouts Garey Stewart Jr. and Patrick Goller, Eagle Scout candidates Edward Stewart and Chris Baker, Danette Baker, and Jacqueline and Molly Stewart. Eagle Scout Kalvin Day was not able to attend the ceremony, but was represented by his mother, Timbre Day. HSWC volunteer Gayle Becker was on hand with Hemi, a St. Bernard pup to be the first official dog walker to walk across the bridge after the ceremony.

Garey Stewart, Boy Scout leader and father of two of the young men who worked on the project, discussed the details of the bridge construction with Paul Miller, executive director of the animal shelter.

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"The guys worked really hard to get this bridge built soundly," Stewart said. "I am so proud of all the Eagle Scouts who were involved with the construction of this bridge and the accompanying dog walking path."

"We know this was a lot of hard work, but the benefits are experienced every day when our volunteers and staff utilize the bridge and path," Miller said. "We hope the Eagle Scouts will continue to help us with numerous projects we have waiting. They are hard workers who exhibit a sense of pride in their work."

The shelter has a number of ideas available for Scouts interested in Eagle Scout projects.

For more information, call 301-733-2060, ext. 212.

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