Monday, June 17, 2013

Pergola Construction With Boy Scout Troop 280

This is another one of those posts where we have people to thank.

(What can we say? People keep doing awesome things and they deserve their kudos.)

On Saturday, several members of local Boy Scout Troop 280 (with help from their parents and a few other generous volunteers) built a brand-new pergola outside of the Headlands Branch of the Mentor Public Library.

The construction was spearheaded by John Antalovich as part of his Eagle Scout project.

While the construction took about eight hours – which, in itself, is no small sacrifice on a beautiful summer's day – John has been organizing this project since the beginning of May.

John will be a senior at Lake Catholic High School this fall. He said he took the project on because he wanted to help the community.

He gave the sweat off his brow building the pergola, his time organizing the project and he also made sure to  give credit to everyone who pitched in Saturday.

“I’m happy, John said once the pergola was standing. “It’s up and everybody worked together. It was great teamwork.” 

That's John with a drill in his hand. He was never without it on Saturday.
Boy Scout Troop 280, which is stationed out of Mentor United Methodist Church, is not finished helping the Mentor Public Library. Its members also intend to build Adirondack chairs and benches, which will be placed beneath the pergola, so patrons can read outside.

(The troop does a lot of great work around the community. Scout Bryan Daly recently renovated the pumphouse in Mentor Municipal Cemetery as part of his Eagle Scout project.)

The Mentor Public Library wants to thank John, as well as all of those helped him, for their time and generosity.
So stop by our new pergola, check it out and – if you love it as much as we do – make sure to thank John and the rest of Troop 280.

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