Laverty Park gets a new flagpole and bench thanks to Eagle Scout
Congrats to Sebastien Castonguay, who recently completed his Eagle Scout project at Laverty Park for the benefit of the community! A member of Troop 112 since 2009 and currently a senior at Turpin High School, Sebastien successfully planned, fundraised $1,010, and constructed the bench pad and the foundation for the flagpole to compliment the park.
The park district provided the flagpole and bench, and all other supplies were either purchased by Sebastien or borrowed from friends. Sebastien indicated Lowe’s was generous enough to provide him with their employee discount for anything he bought for the project.
Sebastien put in a total of 107 hours and coordinated 13 volunteers to assist with the project. He said the project is significant to him “due to the fact that Laverty Park needed a flagpole. Laverty Park is among the smaller parks run by the Anderson Park District, so I was honored to help install the bench pad and the foundation for the flagpole. I had never completed a project of this caliber, and it was an enormous sense of gratitude once I got the project finished. Overall, I would like people to know the dedication of all the scouts and adults who attended the project. The project would not have looked as beautiful as it did without the help of my scouting family.”
If you’re an Eagle Scout who’s interested in doing a project with the park district, contact Brian Jordan, 513-388-5093.