Scout says thanks
Dear Editor:My name is Jason Troyer. I am a Boy Scout from Troop 242 in Basalt. On my journey to becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Scouts, I was required to complete a project that is a benefit to the community.For my project, I made a set of stairs up the hill on the Swinging Bridge path in Basalt. The project took me and many other volunteers more than 100 hours of work to complete, but labor wasn’t the only necessity for the project. Materials were crucial to the project’s completion. With the help and donations of local businesses, I was able to complete the stairs at a very small price.These businesses include Valley Lumber with its contribution of ties and stakes, Welch Excavation with its endowment of an excavator and a load of road base free of charge, and Timbo’s Pizza with a free lunch for the volunteers. I can’t thank the town of Basalt (especially Robie) enough for all of its help and encouragement. A big thank you goes out to them and all of the volunteers that helped me out on my journey.Jason TroyerEl Jebel
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