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Chester Eagle Scout builds local landmark for veterans

Area Legionnaires (from left): Joanne Ellsworth, Joe Slattery and Lou Russo (right) surround Chester Eagle Scout Jacob Hill (center) April 12 beside the sign, flagpole setting and landscaping Hill developed for Legion Post 964 as an Eagle Scout project.

Area Legionnaires (from left): Joanne Ellsworth, Joe Slattery and Lou Russo (right) surround Chester Eagle Scout Jacob Hill (center) April 12 beside the sign, flagpole setting and landscaping Hill developed for Legion Post 964 as an Eagle Scout project. Photo by Thom Randall.

— Deferring praise to others, Jacob said community members deserved credit for their generous contributions and willingness to get involved.

Businesses contributing to the project included: T.C. Murphy Lumber, McCluskey's Hardware, Curtis Lumber, Champlain Stone, Buckman's Family Fuel, Peckham Materials, Panther Mountain Fitness, Crossroads Country Store, Najer Realty, Main St. Ice Cream Parlor, Saratoga Sod Farm, E-Z Marina & Storage, Klassic Stone, Lashway Unlimited, and TEC Protective Coverings.

In addition to Jacob's fellow scouts, involved in the project were: Andrea Perry, Jason Monroe, Carol and Fred Monroe, John and Pam Ellsworth, Kevin and Heidi Feldt, Bill and Ann Galvin, Penny Redmond, Bella Boardway, Bonnie DuRoss, Howard Meade, Richard and Becky Otruba, Roger Bolton, Bill MacGlashlan, Eddie Thompson, Brad Hayes, Martin Cooper, Wayne Hayes, David Knickerbocker, Dave Bolton, Paul Breuer, Jim Speenburg, Joe Klewicki, Bob Walp, and Chris Stiles.

Thanks also go to Jacob's parents Paul and Rebecca Hill, his grandparents Tom and Karen DuRose, and brother Ryan Hill, the Legionnaires said.

Jacob Hill said he was proud of his work and he was particularly impressed that he’s seen drivers pull over in the evening and take a close look at the sign and flagpole.

”I like that it’s right in town, and people will be appreciating the work for decades,” he said.

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