October 9, 2012
On Sunday Aug. 12, an Eagle Scout Ceremony was held for Tyler R. Poitras. Tyler is from Boy Scout Troop 24 of Wilton. The ceremony was held at the St. Therese Chapel in Gansevoort. During the ceremony, Thomas Klotz, Exalted Ruler of Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, presented Poitras with a framed National Elks Eagle Scout Certificate with an American Flag. For his Eagle Scout project, Poitras was awarded for building three raised organic gardens bed for the Dorothy Nolan Elementary School. Each was 4 by 12 ft. in size and each had a drip irrigation system with to make watering the gardens easier for the school. Students used the gardens to grow their own vegetables which they ate during their lunch time. Poitras schooled the students all about how to grow a garden and the benefits of having one. The project took approximately 1 year and he had assistance from fellow schouts, friends, parents, and from Applebees, Allerdice, Lowe’s and Olde Saratoga Home and Garden. Poitras is the grandson of Harry and Cecile Denton of New Russia and George Poitras Sr. of Stillwater.