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Church to recognize Crown Point scout

Eagle project to be blessed

First Congregational Church of Crown Point will recognize Keegan Choffat and bless a handicap-accessibility ramp he constructed as part of a community service project required of Eagle Scout candidates. The ceremony will be held as part of the church’s regular worship service Sunday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m.

First Congregational Church of Crown Point will recognize Keegan Choffat and bless a handicap-accessibility ramp he constructed as part of a community service project required of Eagle Scout candidates. The ceremony will be held as part of the church’s regular worship service Sunday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m.

— A Crown Point Boy Scout will be honored for his community service.

First Congregational Church of Crown Point will recognize Keegan Choffat and bless a handicap-accessibility ramp he constructed as part of a community service project required of Eagle Scout candidates.

The ceremony will be held as part of the church’s regular worship service Sunday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m.

“The community is welcome to attend this service of recognition and blessing,” Pastor David Hirtle said.

Choffat’s Eagle project included the design, engineering and construction of a handicap ramp attached to the historic Hammond Chapel, located on the corner of Sugar Hill Road and Creek Road.

“This was a fantastic accomplishment,” Hirtle said. “In choosing this project, many people from our community and the surrounding towns will now be able to easily and safely access the Hammond building which houses the Second Blessings Thrift Shop. This shop is a regular stop for many in our community.

“The ramp will become integral to the activity found in and about the Second Blessings Thrift Shop.” the pastor said. “This ramp is a true blessing, not only to the ministry of First Congregational Church of Crown Point, but also the greater community.”

A senior at Crown Point Central School, Choffat has completed all the required merit badges to become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank available in Boy Scouts. Fewer than 5 percent of scouts achieve the Eagle rank — about 1.7 million since scouting started in 1912.

The handicap ramp project is cost almost $1,000. Choffat also did the fundraising to cover the construction.

Charlie Bryant of Bryant's Lumber, Roland Macey of ProBuild, Eugene Ingleston from the Crown Point Highway Department, Mountain Lakes Services and Scoutmaster Steve Mildon to the effort. Maple Ridge Park and Diner hosted a raffle to raise money.

Assisting with the construction were James Duval, Chris Johnson Scoutmaster Steve Mildon, Jake Mildon, Noel Duval, Duke Mildon, Walter Worth, Roger Cline, Nicholas Vezzi and Ron Vezzi.

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