Scout improves playground

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Vic Camm Park received a makeover as part of Dawson Marunde’s project to earn his Eagle Scout rank.

Dawson has been active in Boy Scouts for seven years. When it came time to select a project for his Eagle project, Vic Camm Park came to mind.

Dawson Marunde, left, stands in front of the new playset he installed at Vic Camm Park as part of his project to earn his Eagle rank for Boy Scouts.

Dawson Marunde, left, stands in front of the new playset he installed at Vic Camm Park as part of his project to earn his Eagle rank for Boy Scouts.

“I have a lot of younger siblings from ages two to 10, and so my family comes up here to play a lot,” he said. “I realized there were some safety hazards at the park and so came up with a plan to put in a new play set and build a fence.”

Though he was not able to put up a fence, Dawson did tear out old the play set and put in a new one. He also repainted the merry-go-round. In addition, he dug a trench around the merry-go-round and put in wood chips. Wood chips were also placed around the new play set as well.

“I had to ask family and friends and local residents for monetary support for the project and also had to find people, including those in my own troop, to help me build it,” he said.

Dawson said he was happy with how the project came together.

“I learned plans don’t always go like you think they will and you do hit bumps in the road and have to figure things out,” he said. “But I am happy with it, and I think everyone else is too. I want to thank everyone in the community who helped support this project and who came and helped me with the labor.”

Donations are still being accepted to help cover the cost of the new play set. Contact Dawson or his mom Katie Priddy at 582-0589 to make a contribution.

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