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Scout's Eagle project includes planting garden at heritage museum exhibit

December 05, 2011
  • Richard Mounts stands next to his Eagle Scout project, a medicinal herb garden, which is part of the Dr. A.P. Fahrney exhibit at the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum.
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Richard Mounts, a 17-year-old Boy Scout from Troop 4 in Hagerstown, completed his Eagle Scout project, a medicinal herb garden, which is part of the Dr. A.P. Fahrney exhibit at the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum and Village.

Richard, along with a dozen fellow Scouts from the John Wesley Methodist Church troop and their parents, built a 20-foot-by-20-foot garden to display the plants used to treat patients of that time.

With help from Washington County Master Gardeners, Vicki DeVore, Karen Greeley, Erin Knight and along with Don DeVore, the project was completed in a few weekends.

The project was presented to the descendants of Dr. Fahrney at a dedication ceremony hosted by Marge Peters, president of the Friends of the Rural Heritage Museum. Those present were Marty Bowen, Karol Hottle, Mike Leiter, Phil Muritz, Commissioners John Barr and Jeffery Cline, friends and family, and Troop 4 leaders and Scouts.

Donations for the project were accepted from Sunny Meadows, Hicksville Planing Mill and Washington County Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department.

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