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The “Grilling Hut” and the “Eagle Eye” are now open for business at the Finchville Park. Thanks to the efforts of Boy Scout Troop 137 which meets at Finchville Baptist Church, and generous donations from community and business partners, the park has seen two new structures added to the grounds this spring.
Nearby residents have undoubtedly noticed the absence of the saws, drills, and hammers, that were in use each Saturday from March 31-April 28 as two Boy Scout project crews were at work.
Life Scout David Wooters, chose for his Eagle Project, to construct a bird blind, with an access path from the walking trail, and landscaping to attract more birds to the viewing area. Life Scout David Linson, chose for his Eagle Project, to construct a roofed structure over the park’s grill beside the pavilion, with a concrete floor, so it could be used regardless of weather. In 2010, Eagle Scout Austin Lopesilvero, also from Boy Scout Troop 137, completed his Eagle Project “Freedom Fire”, a pathway, firepit, and flagpole, adjacent to the pavilion.
Scoutmaster Bill Pacey posted this invitation on Facebook: “Take time out of your busy day to go visit Finchville Park. While you are there enjoy a walk around the walking path and stop by the ‘Eagle Eye’ to view the birds at the park. Bring some hamburgers and enjoy a meal cooked in the ‘Grilling Hut’. Afterwards pay tribute to our country saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of this Great Nation at ‘Freedom Fire’. Finish off the evening with a campfire and roast some marshmallows. Thanks to the Scouts of Troop 137.”
Boy Scout Troop 137 will make use of the Grilling Hut and Pavilion on Saturday, June 16 from 5-8 p.m., as they host their annual fish fry and Auction, to raise money for their trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, next summer. The public is invited to come out and enjoy the Fish Fry, see the enhancements they have made to the park, and stay to support these young men at the auction which begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are being sold in advance or you can pay when you get there, $10 per person.