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Crown Point scout plans project

Keegan Choffat

Keegan Choffat

— “The church met and decided to encourage Keegan to go forward with the project,” Hirtle said. “We have been in a supportive role only as Keegan made the plans and supply lists.”

The project will actually require construction of two ramps, Choffat explained. One will lead from the ground to a porch at the chapel and the other from the porch to the entrance to Second Blessings.

“The entrance is pretty high off the ground,” Choffat explained. “Two ramps will make it much easier for people.”

The project is estimated to cost almost $1,000. Choffat is now in the process of getting supplies and completing fundraising. He said anyone who would like to donate to the project can mail a check to the First Congregational Church of Crown Point, noting it’s for the Second Blessing project. Choffat is also holding a raffle.

Choffat hopes to begin construction of the ramps later this month, building them in a garage before transporting them to the Hammond Chapel for installation.

Assisting Choffat with the effort are his scoutmaster, Steve Mildon, his father and fellow scouts.

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